In 2013 and 2014, more than 314,000 CT scans of the lower back were ordered in Australia, most of which showed no abnormalities. In routine cases of low back pain, X-rays and CT scans provide no meaningful information to guide treatment, exposing patients to unnecessary radiation. A number of factors have contributed to this, including ...
Why were wasting money on medical tests and how behavioural insights can help
By Peter Bragge
14 Mar 2017