X-rays feature prominently in new 'do-not-do' list

The Choosing Wisely campaign has added another 25 items.

Unnecessary ordering of X-rays is the target of many of the new Choosing Wisely recommendations released as part of the scheme’s ongoing campaign against inappropriate and wasteful medical practices.

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Three of five ‘do not do’ recommendations put forward by paediatricians advise against routinely undertaking X-rays for the diagnosis of bronchiolitis, asthma or to investigate non-specific abdominal pain.

Advice against low back X-rays as part of work-related medical examinations are also included in Choosing Wisely recommendations from occupational and

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