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Unnecessary X-rays for children, five+ meds risky for those 65+ among new medical recommendations

25 Sep 2017
New advice released today encourages reconsideration of common medical practices as part of the Choosing Wisely Australia campaign, addressing improving care at all stages of life. They caution that Australian children are having too many unnecessary diagnostic X-rays; focus on the significance of keeping people at work for improved health; and warn that Australians over 65 taking five or more medications could be at risk from medication-related harm. Read More

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