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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 198 publications over 22 distinct years, with a maximum of 27 publications in 2015
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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.