Contact Us

Medical Coalition Identifies Unnecessary Tests [AUDIO]

ST. CLOUD — A national coalition of medical groups are banding together to identify unnecessary or overused tests and treatments often used in hospitals. Choosing Wisely is made up of over 350,000 doctors and formed by the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation.

Over 90 tests and procedures are being identified to save money and also reduce possible harm to patients. The Medical Director at CentraCare Clinic, George Morris says unnecessary tests are ordered to protect both doctor and patient, alike.

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Morris says overused tests can be reduced if patients are treated individually, instead of one big guideline.

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

CentraCare has a similar committee made up of specialists in different areas, that identify unnecessary treatments and new health recommendations.

More News from WJON

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wjon.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on AM 1240 WJON quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Register on AM 1240 WJON quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!