Show: June 3, 2012:
- Does new drug signify Cystic Fibrosis breakthrough?
- Energy and Sport Drinks Compromise Dental Health
- What is behind the slow growth in health care spending?
- Do unnecessary medical tests violate the “Do No Harm” oath?
- “Chinplants” procedure on the rise
- How can you avoid deep vein thrombosis during air travel?
- What is the solution to fixing our “broken” health care system?
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Do unnecessary medical tests violate the “Do No Harm” oath?
Host: Barbara Lewis
Interview: David Crabb, chair and professor of medicine at IU School of Medicine
Large physician groups have recently collaborated on a common cause: reducing the amount of unnecessary and expensive medical tests performed. These powerful and knowledgeable groups have released a set of recommendations that identify overused medical tests. "Sound Medicine" host David Crabb, M.D., discusses his support for these recommendations and his belief that ordering an array of tests is contrary to the physician’s “Do No Harm” oath if the tests add no value to the treatment or care plan.