City Health Information
November 2012 New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Vol. 31(5):33-40


Using Medical Resources Wisely
  • Unnecessary medical testing and intervention increase health care costs without improving patient care.

  • In April 2012, nine medical specialty boards issued evidence-based lists of tests and interventions that could be performed less often without compromising patient care.

  • Certain preventive medicine screenings and immunizations are underused and should be a routine part of patient care.



For Providers

For Patients


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