"Choose Wisely" adds 90 new tests, procedures to avoid

02/21/2013 | MedPage Today (free registration)

The "Choose Wisely" campaign added 17 medical groups to its roster on Thursday, along with 90 additional tests, procedures and treatments that are overused and should be avoided in certain patient groups. Added to the list were the use of antibiotics for pink eye, population-based screening for vitamin D deficiency, and elective inducement or cesarean-section deliveries before 39 weeks.

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