Increasing the appropriateness of outpatient imaging: effects of a barrier to ordering low-yield examinations.

@article{Vartanians2010IncreasingTA,
  title={Increasing the appropriateness of outpatient imaging: effects of a barrier to ordering low-yield examinations.},
  author={Vartan M Vartanians and Chris L. Sistrom and Jeffrey Weilburg and Daniel I. Rosenthal and James Thrall},
  journal={Radiology},
  year={2010},
  volume={255 3},
  pages={
          842-9
        }
}
PURPOSE To determine the effect of a computerized radiology order entry system rule that prevented nonclinician support staff from completing orders for outpatient computed tomographic, magnetic resonance imaging, and nuclear medicine examinations that received initial low-yield decision support scores in the order entry system. MATERIALS AND METHODS This retrospective HIPAA-compliant study was approved by the institutional review board; the requirement for informed consent was waived. The… CONTINUE READING
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