Choosing Wisely Recommendations
Sun, 19 Nov 2017

Five Things Physicians and Patients Should Question

by Canadian Association of Pathologists
Last updated: June 2017

  • Don’t perform population based screening for 25-OH-Vitamin D deficiency.
  • Don’t screen women with Pap smears if under 21 years of age or over 69 years of age.
  • Avoid routine preoperative laboratory testing for low risk surgeries without a clinical indication.
  • Avoid standing orders for repeat complete blood count (CBC) on inpatients who are clinically/laboratorily stable.
  • Don’t send urine specimens for culture on asymptomatic patients including the elderly, diabetics, or as a follow up to confirm effective treatment.
  • How the list was created

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