To the Editor Imaging examinations carry risks and are the fourth largest contributor to patient care debt.1 At the same time, appropriate imaging can reduce both emergency department (ED) length of stay and hospitalization rate, the 2 largest contributors to bills that burden patients.1 In a Viewpoint on reducing unnecessary diagnostic imaging, Dr Oren and colleagues2 reported a paucity of randomized clinical trials (RCTs) related to improving ordering appropriateness. We highlight 3 RCTs related to imaging value.
Johnson PT, Raja A, Khorasani R. Solutions to Reduce Unnecessary Imaging. JAMA. 2019;321(22):2242. doi:10.1001/jama.2019.4009
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