Your Doctor May Be Giving You Too Many Tests


By Molly Clifton

A new study finds doctors may be giving seniors more diagnostic tests than they need.

Researchers at Dartmouth followed Medicare patients and found about half had the same test twice within three years.

Repeat heart and chest exams were the most common, followed by scans of the bladder and digestive tract.

Experts say doctors need to keep better records to make sure patients don't get too many tests.


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