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Imaging Rates Scrutinized; Conclusions Mixed



One study finds that the use of imaging tests for certain late-stage cancer patients is climbing steadily despite limited proof of benefit. Another finds rates have slowed among Medicare recipients. And a third finds that overall advanced imaging by providers in integrated healthcare systems has increased significantly.



1 comments on "Imaging Rates Scrutinized; Conclusions Mixed"
Ryan Grote (8/6/2012 at 11:00 PM)

These findings are congruent with work that Memorial Hermann has been developing in Houston to standardize order sets to help support the clinical team focus on what they do best- develop a plan of care for patients- while using the guidelines of limited resources, in this instance, money. I am hopeful to see more evidence that drives to stronger clinical paths and better outcomes for patients, and the rest of us