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Medical waste: 90 more don’ts for your doctor

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With the cost of health care on the rise, the Foundation of the American Board of Internal Medicine has sponsored the Choosing Wisely campaign, which has expanded a list of procedures physicians shouldn’t do from 45 last year to a whopping 135 this year. The point isn’t to ration care that people need; the point is that more procedures does not necessarily mean better care, and plenty of procedures are simply wasteful, with no positive health effect. For a short list of some of the more interesting “don’t” procedure, read on.