Radiologist report turnaround time: impact of pay-for-performance measures.

  title={Radiologist report turnaround time: impact of pay-for-performance measures.},
  author={Giles W. L. Boland and Elkan F. Halpern and Guy Scott Gazelle},
  journal={AJR. American journal of roentgenology},
  volume={195 3},
OBJECTIVE Expedited finalized radiologist report turnaround times (RTAT) are considered an important quality care metric in medicine. This study was performed to evaluate the impact of a radiologist pay-for-performance (PFP) program on reducing RTAT. MATERIALS AND METHODS A radiologist PFP program was used to assess its impact on RTAT for all departmental reports from 11 subspecialty divisions. Study periods were 3 months before (baseline period) and immediately after (immediate period) the… CONTINUE READING

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