Putting A Lid On Waste: Needless Medical Tests Not Only Cost $200B — They Can Do Harm

(By Chad Terhune for California Healthline)

It’s common knowledge in medicine: Doctors routinely order tests on hospital patients that are unnecessary and wasteful. Sutter Health, a giant hospital chain in Northern California, thought it had found a simple solution. Continue reading article here…

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