Public Health and Social Jusitce

Unnecessary Testing, Scams

testing1.jpgSlide show and articles on unnecessary testing, including whole body scans.

Slide Show:

*Scans, Scams, and Unnecessary Testing in Medicine
Slide show covering direct-to-consumer marketing of unnecessary (and potentially harmful) screening tests. Slide show also reviews benefits and risks of CT scans and examines health care fraud

Articles:

ct cor angio scans – jama lte 2007.doc

Unpublished letter re overuse of CT coronary angiography and whole body CT scans and radiation exposure

*Unnecessary Testing in Ob-Gyn and Medicine – Medscape.doc
Article on unnecessary testing in Ob-Gyn and Medicine

whole body scans-scams – LO Review 6-05.doc
Editorial re whole body scans/scams

External Links:

Choosing Wisely (American Board of Internal Medicine): http://choosingwisely.org/