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Unnecessary medical tests a threat to the viability of healthcare
 

Unnecessary medical tests a threat to the viability of healthcare

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Up to one third of many medical procedures are extraneously done, say a group of leading medical professionals and academics, and are leading to high financial costs and potential physical and psychological harm of patients.
 
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27 Jan 2017 - General
 
Priscilla Mae Gobuyan
As much as a doctor is professional, he can limit the diagnostic tools and tests required to determine the case of patients.
Ordering many tests is a load not only on government but also on patients and give an impression how unprofessional is the doctor.
Such a doing also overload the workers and disturb the the work field making it busy while there is another short road could ...
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Unecessary laboratory and diagnostic procedures may hurt the patient itself physically and financially. As healthcare providers you are trained to manage your patients condition as much as possible providing the least financial burden to them. The right tests should be done and focused to their conditions. Other examples from the mentioned in the article would also be taking frequent XRAYs in just a few days. This will cause more radiation and there should be a designated plan on when to repeat ...
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