Navigation Links
Is declining medical imaging use driving up hospital stays and medical costs?
Date:10/25/2012

A new report by the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute shows that the length of the average hospital stay in the United States has increased at the same time as use of medical imaging scans has declined. It is unclear if the trends are related, but potentially important, as hospital admissions are among the largest, and fastest growing, health care costs. More research is needed to assess the potential negative impact of government and private insurer imaging reductions on overall medical costs and patient safety.

"Lawmakers, regulators and medical professionals are making medical imaging policy decisions without fully understanding or examining their downstream effects which may include an increase in hospital stays, associated costs and other adverse events. We need to examine imaging, as it relates to a patient's overall continuum of care, to ensure that decision makers don't create imaging cost reduction policies which paradoxically raise overall costs, create barriers to care, and ultimately harm patients," said Richard Duszak, MD, chief executive officer and senior research fellow of the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute.

Much of a building body of research regarding medical imaging focuses on declining costs and utilization of imaging. There is relatively little research focused on imaging as a component of overall patient care. For many serious indications, imaging scans have been shown to reduce the number of invasive surgeries, unnecessary hospital admissions and length of hospital stays. Rarer still is data on the effect of $6 billion in funding reductions for imaging diagnosis and treatment planning since 2006. The information that is available is not necessarily positive in terms of patient safety and access to care.

This is the first policy brief produced by the Neiman Institute, which conducts and supports research regarding medical imaging use, quality and safety metrics, and human resources as medicine
'/>"/>

Contact: Shawn Farley
PR@acr.org
703-648-8936
American College of Radiology
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Declining testosterone levels in men not part of normal aging, study finds
2. U.S. Liver Transplants Declining
3. Debt and income concerns deter medical students from primary care careers
4. Elsevier congratulates its British Medical Association award winning medical authors and editors
5. 2 books by Loyola neurologist Highly Commended by British Medical Association
6. UGA chemistry discovery could have major medical implications
7. MBL and Stanford scientists receive 2012 Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research
8. An open platform revolutionizes biomedical-image processing
9. Study explores medical exemptions from school vaccination requirements across states
10. What are the social implications of medical screening?
11. Society of Interventional Radiology Foundation: Medical students will make a difference
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/28/2014)... Recently, iFitDress.com, the popular online supplier of wedding dresses ... range of fashionable bridesmaid dresses . Along with that, ... are offered with big discounts, from 15 to 65 percent ... 16. , The company’s experienced workers never compromise on ... all its products are trendy and graceful. , “We are ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... DE (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 Blood's Thicker ... gunplay, sex, money and family ties in the heart of ... no other – a story about how disrespect caused two ... limbs on many streets. , The Yayo Boyz and the ... news reporters speechless and local onlookers in a silent terror. ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... 2014 Millennium Treatment Group is ... This month will be a celebration of the ... services. Along with other treatment facilities and mental ... spread the word about this national observance. , ... work of treatment and recovery professionals, and has ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... 2014 Millennium Treatment Group recently announced a ... large, and Millennium Treatment Group is working to close it, ... need. , According to the National Survey on Drug ... Americans could have benefited from treatment for drug and/or substance ... This means that there is a large treatment gap in ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... Ariz. (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 Arizona ... Force Impact Technologies , has been named one of ... the Year competition. , This is the fourth consecutive ... in the competition. Jared Schoepf, co-founder of SafeSIPP, and ... 2013 and 2012, respectively. In 2011, ASU dominated the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Fashionable Bridesmaid Dresses for Autumn 2014 from iFitDress.com 2Health News:Raymond E. Blake Releases Blood's Thicker Than Water, Based on a True Story 2Health News:Millennium Treatment Group Celebrates National Recovery Month 2Health News:Millennium Treatment Group Works to Close Treatment Gap 2Health News:Arizona State University Grad Student in the Running for College Entrepreneur of the Year 2Health News:Arizona State University Grad Student in the Running for College Entrepreneur of the Year 3
... Dengue fever has infected almost 20,000 people in Vietnam in ... seven more than in the same period last year, the ... have been blamed for the nearly 15 percent rise to ... concentrated in the poverty-stricken southern Mekong delta. ,Malaysia ...
... figure of those wounded in the killing fields of Iraq or ... keep track of 3,500 in Iraq for instance. But in ... ,But more important the precise numbers it is the ... has caused concerns all round. ,More than 800 of ...
... crusade for the rights of mentally ill and disabled children ... motion last year. ,Rowling is carrying on ... children kept in cages in institutions in East Europe. ... Level Group, which fights for better rights for children in ...
... summer vibrates with expressions of insect love and desire. The ... how an emitting sex attracts conspecific members of the ... humans, are also signals by which females guide males towards ... tend to be very specific, hence they are thought to ...
... funny man Jim Carreys lady love Jenny McCarthy has revealed her ... actress insisted that the couple will be spending as much time ... beach. We like to sit and do nothing. Stare at the ... ,The 34-year-old will be spending a lot of time with her ...
... California, San Diego (UCSD) Skaggs School of Pharmacy and ... human vaccine to prevent against Human Cytomegalovirus (hCMV) ... herpes virus, is the leading viral cause of birth ... immune systems. The bodys natural immunity doesnt protect against ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:US Trying Hard to Provide Proper Treatment for Wounded Soldiers 2Health News:US Trying Hard to Provide Proper Treatment for Wounded Soldiers 3Health News:US Trying Hard to Provide Proper Treatment for Wounded Soldiers 4Health News:JK Rowling Intensifies Her Disabled Children's Rights Crusade 2Health News:Another Sexual Attraction is Possible ... 2Health News:Human Vaccine for Herpes Virus on the Anvil 2Health News:Human Vaccine for Herpes Virus on the Anvil 3
(Date:8/28/2014)... 2014  In recognition of the increased risks ... the flu, pneumonia, shingles and other illnesses, CVS/pharmacy ... September to be Senior Vaccination Month. Because people,s ... important that adults ages 65 years and older ... pharmacists and MinuteClinic nurse practitioners and physician assistants ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... Pa. , Aug. 28, 2014  Robotic ... patients, and media, both for the promise of ... safety. The quick deployment of surgical robots and ... are prompting facilities to evaluate their robotic surgery ... entire surgical team.    ECRI Institute ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... Aug. 28, 2014  A decline in revenues ... are adding pressure to pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical ... continue to shrink and approval processes and postapproval ... companies to look for additional support and expertise ... keeping approved products on the market.  ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:September is Senior Vaccination Month at CVS/pharmacy and MinuteClinic 2September is Senior Vaccination Month at CVS/pharmacy and MinuteClinic 3September is Senior Vaccination Month at CVS/pharmacy and MinuteClinic 4Surgical Robot Risk and Safety: ECRI Institute and Hartford Hospital Launch New Education Series 2Surgical Robot Risk and Safety: ECRI Institute and Hartford Hospital Launch New Education Series 3Surgical Robot Risk and Safety: ECRI Institute and Hartford Hospital Launch New Education Series 4Surgical Robot Risk and Safety: ECRI Institute and Hartford Hospital Launch New Education Series 54 Key Factors to Consider When Choosing an Effective Regulatory Outsourcing Partner 24 Key Factors to Consider When Choosing an Effective Regulatory Outsourcing Partner 34 Key Factors to Consider When Choosing an Effective Regulatory Outsourcing Partner 4
... 2007 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The,following statement may be attributed ... Medical Research (CAMR): , "In the face of ... the stroke of his veto pen deliberately to ... well as endanger,the future health and well being ...
... - Elixir,Pharmaceuticals, Inc., announced today the publication ... (mitiglinide calcium,hydrate) monotherapy, or combination therapy with ... meals. The data were,published in the Abstract ... Scientific Sessions in Chicago, Illinois.,Glufast is an ...
Cached Medicine Technology:President Bush Ignores America's Plea for Support of Stem Cell,Research 2Elixir Pharmaceuticals Announces Clinical Data at American Diabetes,Association Conference Highlighting Ability of Glufast to Maintain,Glycemic Control in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes 2Elixir Pharmaceuticals Announces Clinical Data at American Diabetes,Association Conference Highlighting Ability of Glufast to Maintain,Glycemic Control in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes 3Elixir Pharmaceuticals Announces Clinical Data at American Diabetes,Association Conference Highlighting Ability of Glufast to Maintain,Glycemic Control in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes 4Elixir Pharmaceuticals Announces Clinical Data at American Diabetes,Association Conference Highlighting Ability of Glufast to Maintain,Glycemic Control in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes 5
Near PT test card/shorthand /PH stock market 5 1/2 " X 8"...
Near and far chart set provides letter and number matrix for testing and accommodative vision training. Set includes 1-8 1/2 X 11 chart on white card with black print and 2-3X5 laminated white card w...
... NP Card is specially designed to be a ... older Rosenbaum card (as noted by Horton and ... The "J" notations are not used because of ... Using the Wormington NP Card, the examiner can ...
Spanish reading test....
Medicine Products: