For example the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology advised against antibiotics for routine sinus infections, which are rarely caused by bacteria and usually clear up within two weeks. The American College of Cardiology said the use of annual stress tests in asymptomatic patients doesn’t help and can hurt—leading to invasive procedures and radiation exposure. Women between the ages of 30 and 65 don’t need annual pap smears, announced the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. And, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics, children should not have routine CT scans for abdominal pain.
Finding the balance is difficult.
Doing so even when that goes against your very existence as science (less medicine equals less money) is admirable.
Well done Science!