-- Robert Preidt
SUNDAY, March 3 (HealthDay News) -- Five tests and procedures
that obstetricians/gynecologists and their patients should question
the need for are outlined in a list released by the American
College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) as part of the
Choosing Wisely campaign.
The American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation-led campaign
involves about 35 medical specialty groups and is intended to
encourage patients and doctors to discuss appropriate care while
avoiding unnecessary tests and treatments. ACOG is one of 17
medical societies that recently released advice lists.
"We carefully selected the five procedures and tests in ob-gyn based on their potential to improve quality health care and avoid potential harm. As ob-gyns, our goal is to provide women the very best evidence-based medical care," Dr. Hal Lawrence III, ACOG executive vice president, said in a college news release.
Here are the ACOG recommendations:
Here's where you can learn more about the
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