Letting only physicians order scans reduces unnecessary imaging

05/25/2010 | MedPage Today (free registration)

Allowing physicians to personally place orders in a computerized system for diagnostic imaging tests, including CT, MRI and nuclear medicine, led to a reduction in the tests with low appropriateness scores, according to a study of the tests at one Boston hospital. Letting physicians enter the orders rather than other medical staff could reduce the number of inappropriate scans administered and enhance patient care, the researchers said.

View Full Article in:

MedPage Today (free registration)

Published in Brief:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Health Care

Job Title Company Location
Sr Statistician I (US/TB/00/0028/SL)
Abbott
Santa Clara, CA
Food & Drug Associate
Confidential
Washington, D.C., DC
Senior Manager, Gaps in Care
UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust
Detroit, MI
Compliance Director
Abbott Laboratories
Santa Clara, CA
Product Development Manager, Disposable Medical Products
ASAHI INTECC, Orange County CA R&D Center
Santa Ana, CA