Sunday House Call, #646,  March 18, 2018: Choose Wisely: Avoid unnecessary tests and procedures and yes, even your annual physical exam. No evidence that it helps keep you healthy.

Sunday House Call, #646,  March 18, 2018: Choose Wisely: Avoid unnecessary tests and procedures and yes, even your annual physical exam. No evidence that it helps keep you healthy.

Topics today include: Using this website, Choosing Wisely Canada and Choosing Wisely (US) can help prevent turning you into a patient when you do not need to be. It explains why annual physical exams are not necessary but evidenced-based assessments are the way to go.

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  • Care for casts and splints
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