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Imaging Decision Support Does Not Drive Out-of-Network Leakage of Referred Imaging PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 19 February 2016 17:00
Leakage (out-of-network referral) is undesirable because it limits ability to control costs of services. Clinical decision support (CDS) systems seek to ensure appropriate imaging of patients but theoretically could drive leakage if ordering providers attempt to circumvent CDS recommendations and obtain studies from other imaging providers. This study assessed the incidence of leakage of imaging studies that had low appropriateness scores.

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