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Medical Imaging Doing low-value tests could potentially harm a patient both physically and financially, the JAMA study found. (Photo: Shutterstock)

A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association finds that patients who receive certain kinds of testing may bew more likely to receive additional–and possibly unnecessary–health care services.

Per the JAMA study, low-risk patients who received either a chest radiograph, an electrocardiogram, or a Papanicolaou test within a certain period of time after their annual health exam were more likely to schedule follow-ups with specialists, diagnostic tests and procedures.

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