Campaign Results In Plummeting Rates of Unnecessary Medical Tests in Sweden

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July 25

Campaign Results In Plummeting Rates of Unnecessary Medical Tests in Sweden

The rate of inappropriate cancer scans for low-risk prostate cancer patients in Sweden plummeted in the decade following a joint campaign to curtail such tests by Swedish County Councils and the National Prostate Cancer Register (NPCR) of Sweden, a professional association of Swedish urologists. Lead author Danil V. Makarov, MD, and co-author Stacy Loeb, MD, are quoted.

­- Danil V. Makarov, MD, assistant professor, Departments of Urology and Population Health

- Stacy Loeb, MD, assistant professor, Departments of Urology and Population Health

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