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April 26, 1995

Cost-Effective Diagnostic Imaging: The Clinician's Guide

Author Affiliations

Blue Cross—Blue Shield of Illinois Chicago

 

by Zachary D. Grossman, Douglas S. Katz, Edward D. Santelli, Kevin R. Math, and John J. Wasenko, 3rd ed, 400 pp, with illus, soft-cover, $32.95, ISBN 0-8151-3440-1, St Louis, Mo, Mosby, 1995.

JAMA. 1995;273(16):1306-1307. doi:10.1001/jama.1995.03520400076055

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Abstract

This handy little book is the work of experienced clinical radiologists from five institutions in New York State and Philadelphia. They guide the reader through discussion of the relative advantages and disadvantages of imaging study options in a diagnostic workup. Cost analysis is provided, using a national database with median costs that span different types of institutions, from the academic medical center to the rural community hospital. The authors thoughtfully provide total costs data that

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