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profileUnnecessary Procedures

"Unnecessary Procedures" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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Diagnostic, therapeutic, and investigative procedures prescribed and performed by health professionals, the results of which do not justify the benefits or hazards and costs to the patient.


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This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Unnecessary Procedures" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Unnecessary Procedures" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 146 publications over 19 distinct years, with a maximum of 25 publications in 2014
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