Top list of wasteful procedures in the ED and General Practice

Top targets for wasteful tests and potential overdiagnosis in ED and GP


Bucket list The list
by Kaity Hemgesberg

Yesterday, JAMA published a list of  tests and treatments ordered in the Emergency Department which a group of 283 Emergency clinicians considered the most wasteful. Because accessing the list requires a log-in (which is a bit of a waste!) I have copied it here.

Below this is a similar list from the Choosing Wisely campaign where GPs were asked to vote on their most wasteful tests and treatments in 2012.

Consider doing them…and then don’t!

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