That's physicians... and PATIENTS. I congratulate the Choosing Wisely initiative for involving the patient in the care decision, empowering the patient to participate in the decison-making process, and expecting that the patient can bear this responsibility.
Don’t obtain imaging studies in patients with non-specific low back pain. In patients with back pain that cannot be attributed to a specific disease or spinal abnormality following a history and physical examination (e.g., non-specific low back pain), imaging with plain radiography, computed tomography (CT) scan, or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) does not improve patient outcomes.
And similarly from the American Academy of Family Physicians:
The lists from all nine groups can be found here.
This is excellent work in that it is:
For your reference, the nine participating groups were:
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
American Academy of Family Physicians
American College of Cardiology
American College of Physicians
American College of Radiology
American Gastroenterological Association
American Society of Clinical Oncology
American Society of Nephrology
American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
Now if we could only get the American Academy of Pain Management to participate...
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