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Unnecessary 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.

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.


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 224 publications over 24 distinct years, with a maximum of 25 publications in 2014 and 2015
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