In 2010, the National Physicians Alliance (NPA) with the support of the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation convened the Good Stewardship Working Group, consisting of a representative sample of practicing primary care physicians selected from a variety of practice settings as well as geographic locations around the United States. Their goal was to identify the top 5 common outpatient practices in general pediatrics, general internal medicine, and family medicine for which there was evidence supporting the lack of benefit as well as potential increased risk.1
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