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Choosing Wisely

Doctors often order tests and recommend treatments when they shouldn’t—sometimes even when they know it. The problem has become so serious that more than 70 professional medical societies have joined forces in a project called Choosing Wisely. In this effort, each society has identified at least five tests or treatments that are done too often.  

Consumer Reports is participating by producing reports, brochures, and videos to help you talk with your doctor about avoiding this needless healthcare. Many of the most popular topics are listed below. (And here is our complete list of Choosing Wisely materials.)

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