Washington Post/Consumer Reports Lists "Unnecessary" Screening Tests
Posted Dec 08 2009 8:07am
In the wake of the recent controversy over the US Preventive Services Task Force's recommendations on mammograms, the Washington Post has reprinted a piece issued earlier this year by the folks at Consumer Reports where they list several other common screening services it says the task force has deemed unnecessary "for healthy or average-risk people."
The exams listed have been given a D rating by the task force, meaning that they failed to meet the group's standards. "Many of those tests should be limited to people who have symptoms or risk factors for specific conditions," Consumer Reports said.