Top 45 medical tests patients should question

Published On: Apr 04 2012 07:32:09 PM EDT

Doctors from nine leading medical specialty societies have created lists of "Five Things Physicians and Patients Should Question" to help doctors and patients make wiser decisions about care. Read on to learn more about which overused or unnecessary medical tests and procedures to avoid in the future.

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Don’t use cancer-directed therapy for solid tumor patients with the following characteristics: low performance status (3 or 4), no benefit from prior evidence-based interventions, not eligible for a clinical trial and no strong evidence supporting the clinical value of further anti-cancer treatment.

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