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Comment & Response
June 11, 2019

Solutions to Reduce Unnecessary Imaging

Author Affiliations
  • 1Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia
JAMA. 2019;321(22):2241-2242. doi:10.1001/jama.2019.3998

To the Editor Dr Oren and colleagues1 provided suggestions for curbing unnecessary and wasted diagnostic imaging. They implied that physicians need more education about ordering tests, should learn about diagnostic waste, and are often unprepared to handle incidental findings discovered during unnecessary diagnostic imaging. Such reeducation may be difficult and may have variable results. There is an easier way to make a difference.