-- Robert Preidt
FRIDAY, March 8 (HealthDay News) -- Five tests, procedures and
treatments that neurologists and their patients should question are
outlined in a list released by the American Academy of Neurology
(AAN) as part of the Choosing Wisely campaign.
"With one in six people affected by a brain disease, such as headache, multiple sclerosis and stroke, our goal is to have patients discuss our Choosing Wisely recommendations regarding medical procedures, therapies, and tests with their neurologists," AAN president Dr. Bruce Sigsbee said in an academy news release.
The American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation-led Choosing
Wisely 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. The AAN is
one of 17 medical societies that recently released advice
Here are the AAN's five neurology-related recommendations:
The recommendations were published online recently in the
Here's where you can learn more about the
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