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Tests and Treatments Employees May Not Need (ACOEM)

Campaign Series: Choosing Wisely
Medical Category: Procedures
Article Type: Advice
Language: Plain English, Spanish
Affiliation: American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Format: HTML, PDF
Most recent update: 11/21/2014
Some employers have doctors do medical exams to help keep workers healthy and productive. Or, a new employee may be sent to the doctor before starting the job. The doctor may order tests and treatments. But some tests are not needed. And some treatments may actually be risky for employees.