Clampdown on unnecessary tests gets mixed response

GPs have given a mixed response to a national clampdown on unnecessary tests and treatments.

The list of tests and treatments GPs should think carefully about before ordering was drawn up by the RACGP for the Choosing Wisely campaign, which is being spearheaded by NPS MedicineWise.

Although the clinical rationale for listing the five activities is not being questioned, some GPs are critical of the crackdown on their specialty, saying they are more discerning than other specialists when it comes to ordering tests and