Effects of fully accessible magnetic resonance imaging in the emergency department.

@article{Redd2015EffectsOF,
  title={Effects of fully accessible magnetic resonance imaging in the emergency department.},
  author={Vanessa Redd and Scott R. Levin and Matthew F. Toerper and Amanda Creel and Susan M Peterson},
  journal={Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine},
  year={2015},
  volume={22 6},
  pages={741-9}
}
BACKGROUND The Joint Commission Comprehensive Stroke Center certification requires that magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) be available on site, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for evaluation of stroke in emergency department (ED) patients. Increased access to advanced diagnostic imaging has been shown to increase utilization, ED length of stay (LOS), and health care costs. EDs nationwide face decisions to pursue certification and increase MRI access. Understanding changes in utilization and the… CONTINUE READING