Weighing medical costs against patients’ concerns

    While a new study from the America College of Physicians suggests limiting back X-rays and other imaging techniques, other doctors say the fear of unsatisfied patients or a missed diagnosis might not make the recommendation relevant.
    As Meggan Kole reports for WHYY, ACP guidelines suggests lower back pain often goes away without treatment, and in some cases, can’t be identified through imaging technology. The result is unnecessary tests, procedures and costs.

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