Variability in diagnostic error rates of 10 MRI centers performing lumbar spine MRI examinations on the same patient within a 3-week period.

@article{Herzog2017VariabilityID,
  title={Variability in diagnostic error rates of 10 MRI centers performing lumbar spine MRI examinations on the same patient within a 3-week period.},
  author={Richard J. Herzog and Daniel Elgort and Adam E. Flanders and Peter J. Moley},
  journal={The spine journal : official journal of the North American Spine Society},
  year={2017},
  volume={17 4},
  pages={554-561}
}
BACKGROUND CONTEXT In today's health-care climate, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is often perceived as a commodity-a service where there are no meaningful differences in quality and thus an area in which patients can be advised to select a provider based on price and convenience alone. If this prevailing view is correct, then a patient should expect to receive the same radiological diagnosis regardless of which imaging center he or she visits, or which radiologist reviews the examination… CONTINUE READING

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