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Unnecessary Treatments in the Emergency Room (ACEP)

Campaign Series: Choosing Wisely
Medical Category: Procedures
Article Type: Advice
Language: Plain English, Spanish
Affiliation: American College of Emergency Physicians
Format: PDF
Most recent update: 04/11/2021
Three procedures commonly used in the emergency room are unnecessary in many cases. Here's what to watch out for, and ask about: CT scans, urinary catheters and treatment of abscesses.