They estimate wasteful procedures may constitute up to 20% of health care costs in the U.S.
A few of the latest recommendations include advising doctors against ordering chest radiographs for children with asthma -- which can lead to the overuse of antibiotics due to false positives.
They also recommend against treating reflux in infants with proton pump inhibitors.
The latest studies show the treatment is not effective in babies, and could cause side effects.
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