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Checkup: "Choosing Wisely" campaign

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Air date: April 14, 2013

Host: Jeremy Shere, PhD

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When a doctor orders tests or prescribes medication, do you question it? The “Choosing Wisely” campaign tries to get doctors and patients talking more openly about which tests are really necessary. According to Daniel Wolfson, about 30 percent of all tests are medically unnecessary and cost the healthcare industry billions of dollars each year.