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April 26, 1995

Cost-Effective Diagnostic Imaging: The Clinician's Guide

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

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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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