Changing Musculoskeletal Extremity Imaging Utilization From 1994 Through 2013: A Medicare Beneficiary Perspective.

@article{Gyftopoulos2017ChangingME,
  title={Changing Musculoskeletal Extremity Imaging Utilization From 1994 Through 2013: A Medicare Beneficiary Perspective.},
  author={Soterios Gyftopoulos and Paul P Harkey and J Hemingway and Danny R. Hughes and Andrew B. Rosenkrantz and R Duszak},
  journal={AJR. American journal of roentgenology},
  year={2017},
  volume={209 5},
  pages={1103-1109}
}
OBJECTIVE The objective of our study was to assess temporal changes in the utilization of musculoskeletal extremity imaging in Medicare beneficiaries over a recent 20-year period (1994-2013). MATERIALS AND METHODS Medicare Physician Supplier Procedure Summary Master Files from 1994 through 2013 were used to study changing utilization and utilization rates of the four most common musculoskeletal imaging modalities: radiography, MRI, CT, and ultrasound. RESULTS Utilization rates (per 1000… CONTINUE READING