Impact of picture archiving communication systems on rates of duplicate imaging: a before-after study

@article{You2008ImpactOP,
  title={Impact of picture archiving communication systems on rates of duplicate imaging: a before-after study},
  author={John J. You and Lingsong Yun and Jack Ven Tu},
  journal={BMC Health Services Research},
  year={2008},
  volume={8},
  pages={234 - 234}
}
BACKGROUND Electronic health information systems, such as picture archiving communication systems (PACS), are commonly believed to reduce the need for duplicate testing. However, empirical data to support this belief are not available. METHODS Before-after study using administrative claims data from the Ontario Health Insurance Plan to determine whether the introduction of PACS at 10 hospitals in the Thames Valley region of southwestern Ontario, Canada between June 2004 and December 2005… CONTINUE READING
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