Consumer advocates call for halt to unnecessary medical testing

The consumer advocacy group Public Citizen urged hospitals and healthcare systems around the country to stop hosting special events that promote unnecessary testing, USA Today reported. Public Citizen asked 20 inpatient providers to stop using the services of Florida-based HealthFair, which offers tests through medical vans. The group claims the tests, which are often offered at low prices, lures patients into undergoing much pricier exams down the line. The results of those tests could lead some consumers to undergo hospital-based tests that can run into the thousands of dollars, according to Public Citizen. Read the full story at FierceHealthFinance

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