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Doctors Could Be Recommending Unnecessary Testing

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Some doctors may be recommending unnecessary tests to their better insured patients.

The study looked at insurance claims from more than a million people.

Just under 8% got services that don't provide much value to the patient.

Those include hormone tests for thyroid problems, X-rays or MRI's for lower back pain, and brain scans for headaches.

There are many reasons why doctors run the tests.

Sometimes patients request them and treatment recommendations can change.

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