The Need for Practical and Accurate Measures of Value for Radiology.
J Am Coll Radiol. 2019 Jun;16(6):810-813. doi: 10.1016/j.jacr.2018.11.013. Epub 2018 Dec 28.
Gupta RT1, Saunders RS2, Rosenkrantz AB3, Paulson EK4, Samei E5.
Radiologists play a critical role in helping the health care system achieve greater value. Unfortunately, today radiology is often judged by simple "checkbox" metrics, which neither directly reflect the value radiologists provide nor the outcomes they help drive. To change this system, first, we must attempt to better define the elusive term value and, then, quantify the value of imaging through more relevant and meaningful metrics that can be more directly correlated with outcomes. This framework can further improve radiology's value by enhancing radiologists' integration into the care team and their engagement with patients. With these improvements, we can maximize the value of imaging in the overall care of patients.
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