Physicians group urges "parsimonious" prescribing

01/4/2012 | National Public Radio

Doctors should consider cost-effectiveness and risks in prescribing treatment regimens, the American College of Physicians said in its revised ethics manual. "Every time you prescribe something for a patient or subject them to some kind of investigation there's a risk of harm. So the concept of doing less is actually a really good concept, not a negative concept," said ACP President Dr. Virginia Hood.

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