60% of Medical Tests Unnecessary

60% of Medical Tests Unnecessary60% of Medical Tests Unnecessary

About 60% of all medical tests prescribed by Iranian physicians are unnecessary, said Naser Kamalian, head of Iranian Society of Pathology and professor at Tehran University of Medical Sciences since 1974. He pointed to a recent study on the number of unnecessary medical tests conducted at eight university-hospitals across the capital and said, “Each month 600,000 unnecessary medical tests are performed, which is a huge waste of money.” Sometimes, medical tests can do more harm than good to patients, he noted. Kamalian is the first translator into Persian of ‘Robin’s Pathological Basis of Diseases,’ a comprehensive and practical text of pathology, written in 1974 by the late American Stanley L. Robbins, a master teacher of pathology.

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