UPI - "Study: $6.7 Billion Wasted In Primary Care"

 – October 3, 2011 /Press Release/  –– 

About $6.7 billion was spent on unnecessary tests or prescribing unnecessary drugs in primary care in 2009, U.S. researchers found. Dr. Minal Kale, a postdoctoral fellow at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, reviewed findings from a study published in the May issue of Archives of Internal Medicine that identified the five most overused clinical activities in each of three primary care specialties – pediatrics, internal medicine and family medicine. Learn more.