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Five Things Doctors and Patients Should Question (SGIM)

New list of 5 things that both doctors and patients should question. According to SGIM (Society of General Internal Medicine), these items may add expense without being helpful. They also can harm patients without having enough upside to justify the tests or procedures. See the recommendations about home glucose monitoring for Type 2 diabetes, routine annual checkups for some types of patients, routine pre-op tests, cancer screening in those expected to live less than 10 years, and PICC lines. Read carefully. Published January 2023, part of the respected Choosing Wisely program from the ABIM Foundation.

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