So ordering too many tests is learned behaviour. It’s also learned early. How can we unlearn this behaviour? How to we teach rational investigation? What is an essential test, or treatment, or investigation.

Why Do Doctors Overtreat? For Many, It’s What They’re Trained To Do

Ordering more tests or treatments is not always best for patients’ health or wallet. A group of medical educators is trying to address the problem where they think it starts: medical training.