Navigation Links
Study finds rise in rate of diagnostic imaging in managed care
Date:11/9/2008

Use of radiology imaging tests has soared in the past decade with a significant increase in newer technologies, according to a new study that is the first to track imaging patterns in a managed care setting over a substantial time period.

Study results are reported in the November/December 2008 issue of the journal Health Affairs, which focuses on the pros and cons of the medical technology boom, the biggest driver of increasing healthcare costs.

A team of researchers from the University of California, San Francisco and the Group Health Center for Health Studies in Seattle conducted the study using data from 377,000 patients enrolled in the Group Health Cooperative in Washington state between 1997 and 2006. The study population underwent five million radiology tests during this 10-year period.

Analysis showed an increase in all type of imaging technologies, with the majority of the tests being X-ray procedures. The average total imaging cost per patient, per year doubled during the study period, from $229 to $443.

The most striking finding was the increase in the number of newer and pricier tests such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging scans, according to the research team. In 1997, 13.5 percent of the study group had undergone a CT, MRI, or both, and in 2006 it was 21 percent. Study results showed the per-patient number of CT scans doubled over the 10 years, and the number of MRI scans tripled.

This increase in CT and MRI imaging appeared across the board, with no single patient group or disease group dominating, according to lead author Rebecca Smith-Bindman, MD, an associate professor of radiology and biomedical imaging, epidemiology and biostatistics, and obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive sciences at UCSF.

The goal with newer imaging tests is to use them in the most efficient and effective way possible and as a replacement for older, less accurate tests, emphas
'/>"/>

Contact: Kirsten Michener
kmichener@pubaff.ucsf.edu
415-476-2557
University of California - San Francisco
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Overnight Dialysis Saves Lives: Study
2. Superbugs on the rise in Canadian hospitals, new Queens study shows
3. First Study of War-Related Mental Disorders Among Iraqis 10 Years Post-Gulf War Published by Researchers at Wayne State University and Basrah University, Iraq
4. University of Minnesota Study Says Students Eat More Whole Grains When Gradually Added to School Foods
5. Childrens Hospital study demonstrates how bone marrow transplant can cure sickle cell disease
6. Study shows testosterone improves sexual well-being in post-menopausal women
7. New Study Reveals What Women Want When Considering Cosmetic Procedures
8. New Study Demonstrates Cost Effectiveness of NeuroStar TMS Therapy(R) in the Treatment of Depression
9. Study finds racial disparities increasing for cancers unrelated to smoking
10. REVISED AND UPDATED: Firearms Industry Statement on Results of CDC Blood Lead Levels in Hunters Study
11. NCPA Statement on Florida Study About Prescription Drug Prices in Underserved Areas
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/25/2014)... (PRWEB) December 26, 2014 The ... CAGR of 7.2% to reach $5,756.0 million by ... the microscopy market. The electron microscopes product segment ... the forecast period. , Rising focus on nanotechnology, ... growth of the microscopy market. , Get Full ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... Product liability lawsuits filed in the ... http://www.consumerinjurylawyers.com/DePuy/ ) continue to move forward in federal court, ... in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio ... conference on January 7, 2015, at the Paul G. ... Palm Beach, Florida. The Conference is scheduled to begin ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... December 25, 2014 Recently, BellasDress ... on all its wedding dresses. BellasDress has chosen their ... for gift choices for the holiday season. , ... pick suitable wedding gowns here at discount prices. The ... experience at its website. , “All our ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 24, 2014 (HealthDay ... receive effective, less expensive care from a clinic that functions ... of dedicated health care professionals, a new study shows. ... either hospitalization or a trip to the emergency room when ... the University of Texas in Houston versus usual care, according ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... AngelWeddingDress.com tries its best to translate the ... the business has introduced its new collection of 2015 ... , The new prom outfits are guaranteed to contain ... They are specially designed for 2015. Anyone who wants ... visit its website before Jan. 26, 2015, the deadline ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Microscopy Market Hit to $5,756.0 Million by 2019 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Health News:Microscopy Market Hit to $5,756.0 Million by 2019 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Health News:Microscopy Market Hit to $5,756.0 Million by 2019 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 4Health News:Federal Court Overseeing DePuy ASR Hip Lawsuit Set to Convene Conference in January, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Federal Court Overseeing DePuy ASR Hip Lawsuit Set to Convene Conference in January, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:BellasDress.com’s Christmas Sale: Trendy Wedding Dresses With Big Discounts 2Health News:Coordinated Care Through 'Medical Home' Best for Chronically Ill Kids: Study 2Health News:Coordinated Care Through 'Medical Home' Best for Chronically Ill Kids: Study 3Health News:Angelweddingdress 2015 Prom Dresses Online Now 2
... no secret that UVB radiation from the sun causes ... American Journal of PhysiologyRegulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology ... formation of wrinkles by lessening tissue damage done by ... were placed in an oxygen chamber after exposure to ...
... studies have found that the personality trait impulsivity, ... behaviors, is associated with alcohol use and alcohol-use ... and young adulthood. Some, however, do not "mature ... have found that individuals who exhibited the largest ...
... ... Coffee Creamers Ready for Distribution to Natural Food Stores and Mainstream Supermarkets Coast-to-Coast. Made ... ... Green Rabbit, LLC, the parent company of MimicCreme®, announced today the release of its ...
... Research Foundation (NRF) of Singapore has announced that the ... universities that have been selected to participate in research ... Excellence and Technological Enterprise) program. The Hebrew ... mechanisms of inflammation. The research aims to accelerate ...
... HealthDay Reporter , MONDAY, June 28 (HealthDay News) ... at helping premenopausal women keep from gaining more weight, a ... pounds off such women who are overweight or obese, said ... the department of nutrition at the Harvard School of Public ...
... , ... cities in the country by the Natural Resources Defense Council. Scottsdale has also seen an ... , ... Scottsdale has been ranked among the greenest cities in the United States by the National ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Hyperoxia may slow formation of wrinkles 2Health News:Large decline in impulsivity in early adulthood related to decrease in alcohol consumption 2Health News:MimicCreme Announces the Release of its Dairy-Free Whipping Cream - HealthyTop and Two New Flavored Coffee Creamers. 2Health News:Hebrew University added to Singapore research program 2Health News:A Little Biking May Help Premenopausal Women Stay Slim 2Health News:A Little Biking May Help Premenopausal Women Stay Slim 3Health News:A Little Biking May Help Premenopausal Women Stay Slim 4Health News:Scottsdale Named One of US' Greenest Cities, Green Building Permits on the Rise 2
(Date:12/24/2014)... TIJUANA, Mexico , Dec. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... treatment of its first patient in its study ... to the American Stroke Association, ischemic strokes account ... continues to enroll qualified patients in the study, ... Intravenous Administration of Allogeneic Mesenchymal Stem Cells and ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... , Dec. 24, 2014 Soligenix, ... late-stage biopharmaceutical company developing products that address unmet ... and biodefense, announced today that on December 24, ... offering. The Company raised approximately $2.3 ... intends to use the net proceeds from the ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... YORK and LONDON , ... global orthopedic industry are expected to grow at an ... in terms of value and volume. Hip, knee and ... developed world while in emerging economies they have a ... rates are challenging the use of composites. Non-metallic orthopedic ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Novastem Treats First Patient Using Stemedica's Mesenchymal and Neural Stem Cell Combination Therapy for Ischemic Stroke 2Novastem Treats First Patient Using Stemedica's Mesenchymal and Neural Stem Cell Combination Therapy for Ischemic Stroke 3Novastem Treats First Patient Using Stemedica's Mesenchymal and Neural Stem Cell Combination Therapy for Ischemic Stroke 4Soligenix Announces Closing of Public Offering of Units 2Soligenix Announces Closing of Public Offering of Units 3Use of Composites in Orthopedic Industry to Reach $596 Million by 2020 2Use of Composites in Orthopedic Industry to Reach $596 Million by 2020 3
... Jan. 2, 2012 Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... call on Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at 8:30 a.m. Eastern ... ongoing patent litigation with Genentech, Inc., a member of the ... Conference Call InformationDomestic Dial-in Number: (888) 660-6127 International Dial-in Number: ...
... 30, 2011 Four free stock picks are being made ... highlights one Zacks #1 Rank Strong Buy or a Zacks ... styles of investing: Aggressive Growth, Growth & Income, Momentum, and ... The four highlighted picks are: Chemtura Corporation  (NYSE: ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Regeneron to Host Conference Call on January 3 at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time to Discuss Ongoing Patent Litigation 2Zacks Releases Four Powerful ''Buy'' Stocks: Chemtura, Cardinal Health, HiTech Pharmacal and Gardner Denver 2Zacks Releases Four Powerful ''Buy'' Stocks: Chemtura, Cardinal Health, HiTech Pharmacal and Gardner Denver 3Zacks Releases Four Powerful ''Buy'' Stocks: Chemtura, Cardinal Health, HiTech Pharmacal and Gardner Denver 4
One step Immunochromatographic Assay for the detection of Respiratory Syncytial Virus...
Rapid Immunoassay for the detection of Respiratory Syncytial Virus....
Rapid, visual assay for the presumptive qualitative detection of Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) directly from nasopharyngeal specimens in neonatel and pediatric patients....
... The BD Directigen EZ RSV Test utilizes ... reagent and one device for rapid RSV detection. ... a method whereby dried reagents have already ... reduced to a two-step process, with clear-cut results ...
Medicine Products: