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Indian cardiologists plan campaign to reduce unnecessary investigations

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g4740 (Published 21 July 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g4740
  1. Cheryl Travasso
  1. 1Mumbai

Some of India’s best known cardiologists are planning an initiative called the Society for Less Investigative Medicine to help reduce the number of unnecessary investigations that patients undergo, beginning with cardiology.

Balram Bhargava, professor of cardiology at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi and executive director at the Stanford-India Biodesign Centre, is helping to spearhead the effort. He told The BMJ that modern medicine was practised with an increasing emphasis on investigative …

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