Colleges list 27 low-value tests

The RACGP and four other medical colleges have listed 27 tests and procedures they say are of low value and may even harm patients in some cases.

NPS MedicineWise’s Choosing Wisely initiative, unveiled in Sydney today, calls on doctors and patients to question the necessity of the listed tests and procedures.

The list includes measures relating to non-specific acute lower back pain, suspected DVT, food allergies, PSA tests and vitamin D screening, diabetes monitoring and ankle and spine

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