Employing a Nudge: Designing a Partially Automated Workflow to Solve the "Plain Film Problem"
J Am Coll Radiol . 2021 Aug;18(8):1139-1142. doi: 10.1016/j.jacr.2021.03.009. Epub 2021 Apr 15.
Marla B K Sammer, Victor J Seghers, Shireen Hayatghaibi, Andrew C Sher
After a recent community expansion, our academic tertiary care institution saw a 17% increase in imaging volumes between 2016 and 2018. Weekday daytime radiographs contributed the most, with radiograph volume increasing 22%, compared with 12% to 13% for ultrasound, CT, and MR. With this, faculty reported feeling overloaded, which was locally referred to as the “plain-film problem.”
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