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GPs to develop list of unnecessary interventions under scheme to tackle overtreatment


Not sure what they are trying to achieve here. If there is a firm uncontested evidence a treatment/test has little value then each clinician will use their brain and stop the test/procedure. We don't need RCGP or any other college repeating what we already know. To commission a research to prove an intervention can cause more harm (or little value) would be welcomed.

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13 May 2015

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