When it comes to healthcare, more is not always better. In fact, getting tests or treatments you don’t need could hurt you. The results of the tests could be wrong, causing you to get more tests and have more stress.
Before you have a test or treatment, talk with your doctor about whether you really need it.
To help you and your doctor decide what healthcare you need, ask these questions:
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Current as of: December 1, 2020
Author: Choosing Wisely Alberta
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