Research shows 156 healthcare procedures that are not beneficial

photoA recent study out of Australia demonstrates approximately 156 tests or procedures that are commonly performed and do not have any real benefit. The link below takes to the the appendix that lists the data.

http://www.australiandoctor.com.au/getmedia/e4905ed2-3382-4476-a18f-dfe5ac96b3e6/MBS_lowvaluetreatments_Nov12.aspx

This list is representative of the failure of the modern health care system to follow the basic “evidenced based practices” that we subscribe to. If the evidence does not support the procedure what is the motivation for doing it?

Stopping unnecessary tests and procedures are a simple partial solution to the burgeoning cost of health care in our country.

edwardbriggs