Essencial "Adding value to clinical practice" is an initiative which identifies low-value clinical practices and promotes recommendations on how to avoid them.
In adult patients with uncomplicated acute rhinosinusitis, sinuses radiography does not add value to the patient's management.
In adult patients with asthma exacerbations, intramuscular corticosteroids are not recommended as first choice when the oral route is preserved, except for some specific clinical situations.
In adult patients with major depressive disorder, serotonin plasma levels should not be used as a diagnostic tool.
In healthy and asymptomatic adult persons annual blood tests are not recommended.
Adults with anxiety disorders should not be given a prolonged treatment with benzodiazepines.