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NEEDLESS TESTS A CONCERN

May 23, 2006
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Needless medical tests are costing the U.S. health-care system potentially billions of dollars a year and are adding unnecessarily to patient stress, according to a new study. A review of medical data from more than 4,600 Americans older than 20 found that diagnostic tests not recommended under professional guidelines, or even advised against, were ordered for more than a third of the patients.
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