The sharp slowdown in growth of medical imaging: an early analysis suggests combination of policies was the cause.

@article{Lee2012TheSS,
  title={The sharp slowdown in growth of medical imaging: an early analysis suggests combination of policies was the cause.},
  author={David W. Lee and Frank Levy},
  journal={Health affairs},
  year={2012},
  volume={31 8},
  pages={1876-84}
}
The growth in the use of advanced imaging for Medicare beneficiaries decelerated in 2006 and 2007, ending a decade of growth that had exceeded 6 percent annually. The slowdown raises three questions. Did the slowdown in growth of imaging under Medicare persist and extend to the non-Medicare insured? What factors caused the slowdown? Was the slowdown good or bad for patients? Using claims file data and interviews with health care professionals, we found that the growth of imaging use among both… CONTINUE READING
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