According to this AARP article, doctors are warning that some routine medical tests may do more harm than good as well as waste billions of dollars in health care costs annually. This story on 10 Medical Tests to Avoid describes how overuse of some tests can lead to dangerous side effects, pain, radiation exposure, unnecessary surgery and even death. Doctors report some screening tests often yield false-positive results that lead to an array of unneeded invasive procedures, medications and even surgeries.
Nuclear Stress Tests and Imaging Tests After Heart Procedures – Patients who have had a heart bypass, stent or other heart procedure often look to nuclear stress tests or other tests to ensure their hearts are beating strong. But, performing these tests every year, or even every two years, in patients without symptoms rarely results in any change in treatment. However, it can lead to unnecessary procedures and excess radiation exposure – without helping the patient improve.
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