A sample of the 90 new recommendations regarding commonly ordered but often unnecessary tests and treatments that are part of the Choosing Wisely campaign
Avoid cardiovascular testing for patients undergoing low- risk surgery. Avoid routine bone scans in men with low- risk prostate cancer. Don’t perform electroencephalography, known as EEG, on patients with recurrent headaches. Don’t routinely treat acid reflux in infants with acid suppression therapy. Don’t schedule nonmedically indicated inductions of labor or cesarean deliveries before 39 weeks gestation. Don’t use antipsychotics as a first choice to treat behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia.