Doctors get plenty of advice on starting treatment; this could help them know when to stop

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 12:30 in Health & Medicine

Decades of effort have improved the chances that patients will get the scans, routine tests and medicines that can do them the most good - and avoid the ones that won't help them at all. But in the push toward evidence-based medicine, a new study says, a key step has mostly gotten overlooked: helping doctors stop or scale back - or deintensify - treatment once it has started.

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