Use of imaging in the emergency department: physicians have limited effect on variation.

@article{Wong2013UseOI,
  title={Use of imaging in the emergency department: physicians have limited effect on variation.},
  author={Hannah J. Wong and Chris L. Sistrom and Theodore I. Benzer and Elkan F. Halpern and Dante Morra and Guy Scott Gazelle and Timothy G. Ferris and Jeffrey Weilburg},
  journal={Radiology},
  year={2013},
  volume={268 3},
  pages={779-89}
}
PURPOSE To quantify interphysician variation in imaging use during emergency department (ED) visits and examine the contribution of factors to this variation at the patient, visit, and physician level. MATERIALS AND METHODS This study was HIPAA compliant and approved by the institutional review board of Partners Healthcare System (Boston, Mass), with waiver of informed consent. In this retrospective study of 88 851 consecutive ED visits during 2011 at a large urban teaching hospital, a… CONTINUE READING
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