Report: Doctors may overuse tests

[KMSP Fox 9, February 21, 2013] When it comes to health, many people feel like more is always better. If you can test for it, do it -- but a new report says too often doctors overuse tests that may sometimes do more harm than good.

A project called Choosing Wisely, by the American Board of Internal Medicine, has named 135 tests and treatments they say doctors overdo. Steve Bergeson, MD, medical director for care improvement at Allina Clinics essentially agrees.

"I think it's easy sometimes to take a good thing and do it too often," said Dr. Bergeson.

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