Continued growth in emergency department imaging is bucking the overall trends.

  title={Continued growth in emergency department imaging is bucking the overall trends.},
  author={David C. Levin and Vijay M. Rao and Laurence Parker and Andrea J. Frangos},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Radiology : JACR},
  volume={11 11},
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to examine recent trends in imaging utilization in emergency departments (EDs) in the Medicare population. METHODS The 2002 to 2012 Medicare Part B databases were used. Imaging studies were categorized by modality. Medicare's place-of-service codes identified those studies performed in ED patients. Specialty codes identified the specialties of the interpreting physicians. Utilization rates per 1,000 Medicare beneficiaries were calculated. Trends were assessed… CONTINUE READING
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