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Five common tests and treatments to avoid.
Why this matters
The AUA's "Choosing Wisely" initiative, based on recommendations suggested and voted upon by members, encourages shared decision-making between urologists and patients.
The third released by the AUA, the list identifies five targeted, evidence-based recommendations that can support conversations between patients and physicians about what care is really necessary.
Don't treat low-risk clinically localized prostate cancer (eg, Gleason score <7, PSA <10.0 ng/mL, and tumor stage =T2) without discussing active surveillance as part of the shared decision-making process.
Don't treat uncomplicated cystitis in women with fluoroquinolones if other oral antibiotic treatment options exist.