Navigation Links
Clinical decision support systems help control inappropriate medical imaging, study suggests
Date:1/3/2011

Researchers from Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, WA, have found that clinical decision support systems can help reduce inappropriate medical imaging, including unnecessary computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans, according to a study in the January issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology (www.jacr.org).

"Clinical decision support systems are point-of-order decision aids, usually through computer order entry systems, that provide real-time feedback to providers ordering imaging tests, including information on test appropriateness for specific indications," said C. Craig Blackmore, MD, MPH, lead author of the study. "Such systems may be purely educational, or they may be restrictive in not allowing imaging test ordering to proceed when accepted indications are absent," said Blackmore.

A retrospective cohort study was performed of the staged implementation of evidence-based clinical decision support built into ordering systems for selected high-volume imaging procedures: lumbar magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), brain MRI, and sinus computed tomography (CT). Imaging utilization rates and overall imaging utilization before and after the intervention were determined.

Results showed that the rates of imaging after intervention were 23.4 percent lower for low back pain lumbar MRI, 23.2 percent lower for headache head MRI, and 26.8 percent lower for sinusitis sinus CT.

"Clinical decision support is potentially an ideal method for improving the evidence-based use of imaging. Clinical decision support systems have the desired properties of being educational, transparent, efficient, practical, and consistent," said Blackmore.

"As our study suggests, the use of such systems can aid the elimination of unnecessary imaging, increasing both patient safety and quality and decreasing health care costs," he said.


'/>"/>

Contact: Heather Curry
hcurry@acr.org
703-390-9822
American College of Radiology / American Roentgen Ray Society
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Peptide delivers 1-2 punch to breast cancer in pre-clinical study
2. Collaboration offers NIH Clinical Center resources to Damon Runyon clinical investigators
3. Use the right metaphor to get patients to enroll in clinical trials
4. Clinical trial for Rett syndrome launched
5. Drugs are safe, active in patients normally ineligible for clinical trial
6. Swiss agency approves clinical trial of UCI-created neural stem cell therapy
7. Onconova to present clinical trials update on ON 01910.Na at American Society of Hematology Meeting
8. International clinical trial tests targeted drug for melanoma
9. Prostate cancer clinical stage does not predict recurrence
10. Growth factor regenerates tooth supporting structures: Results of a large randomized clinical trial
11. Major clinical trial prompts call for change to treatment guidelines for severe malaria worldwide
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/6/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... May 06, 2016 , ... ... of a master charity program created to support and assist the people of ... days, working closely with nonprofit organizations and community leaders. Their desire is to ...
(Date:5/6/2016)... York (PRWEB) , ... May 06, 2016 , ... A wide variety of national pet ... Events Home, Garden and Safety Media Showcase Wednesday, May 18 from noon to 8 p.m. ... offers a sneak peek at new and established home, garden, outdoor and safety pet products ...
(Date:5/6/2016)... ... May 06, 2016 , ... Online HR/benefits platforms offer a range of benefits ... traditional brokers and health plans. “ The Rapid Emergence of Online Benefits Firms: Strategies ... Services, Inc. (AIS), will offer an accurate picture of online benefits today, and the ...
(Date:5/6/2016)... ... May 06, 2016 , ... Expert mattress researchers ... Since launching in September, 2014 Sleepopolis has resided at Sleepopolis-mattress-reviews.com . The ... pillows, sheets, mattress toppers, bed frames, and more. , Founder and Editor-in-Chief Derek ...
(Date:5/6/2016)... ... 2016 , ... This Mother’s Day kicks off the start of an important ... Women’s Health Week takes place May 8-May 14. , Throughout the celebration, the ... women to make their health a top priority. Women everywhere are being encouraged to ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/4/2016)... , May 4, 2016 According to ... Growth and Demand Forecast to 2022 - Industry Insights by ... Diagnostic Center and Others)" by P&S Market Research, the global ... in 2015, and it is expected to grow at a ... high slice type segment is expected to witness the faster ...
(Date:5/4/2016)... May 4, 2016 In ... a series of free workshops across ... requirements for Good Distribution Practices (GDP). Good ... ensures that products are consistently stored, transported and handled ... (MA) or product specification. Only a few years ago, ...
(Date:5/4/2016)... , May 4, 2016 ... of the  "Global Multiple Myeloma Market and ... their offering.       (Logo: ... Market and Competitive Landscape Highlights 2016, provides ... Multiple Myeloma epidemiology, Multiple Myeloma market valuations ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: