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Health Care Reform in Radiology

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ISBN-13:
9781118642290
Einband:
E-Book
Seiten:
216
Autor:
Richard C. Semelka
Serie:
Current Clinical Imaging
eBook Typ:
Adobe Digital Editions
eBook Format:
E-Book
Kopierschutz:
Adobe DRM [Hard-DRM]
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

The first book-length treatment of the absolutely essentialtopic of U.S. health care reform for imaging specialists
This latest volume in the Current Clinical Imaging series offersall professionals involved with imaging a cogent, concisediscussion of major issues related to health care reform from theperspective of fellow imaging specialists. It provides radiologistswith a solid footing in understanding where they are now and wherethey can expect to be in the evolution of health care reform overthe next ten years.

Presenting an excellent balance of clinical and health carepolicy issues, Health Care Reform in Radiology reinforcesthe central role of health promotion and preventive medicine inU.S. health care systems while offering an internationalperspective on the subject. Topical coverage includesevidence-based outcomes for health care delivery, the impact of thedetermination of imaging tests' effectiveness, patient safety,medicolegal reform, reimbursement issues, and universal healthcarebenefits and challenges.

Health Care Reform in Radiology presents a programto:
* Enhance patient safety and quality of care
* Anticipate new or revised standards for all imagingmodalities
* Suggest the more appropriate use of imaging based on the latestclinical evidence
* Discuss the evolving regulations defining the training requiredto perform imaging procedures
* Encourage career-long learning (CME, maintenance ofcertification, etc.)
* Show fellow radiologists how to provide added value forpatients and referring physicians

Developed and written by two top experts in the field, this isan ideal book for all professionals involved with imaging as wellas physician groups that depend on radiology.
Contributors vii

Preface viii

1 Health Care Reform: The Scope of the Problem 1
Richard C. Semelka, Diane Armao, and Jorge Elias Jr

2 Only Studies Which are Necessary 6
Diane Armao, Jorge Elias Jr, and Richard C. Semelka

3 Radiation Dose Reduction 22
Jorge Elias Jr and Richard C. Semelka

4 Alternate Imaging Studies To CT 36
Jorge Elias Jr, Lauren M. B. Burke, and Richard C. Semelka

5 Patient Information 64
Jorge Elias Jr and Richard C. Semelka

6 Are we Doing the Right Study? 86
Diane Armao, Jorge Elias Jr, and Richard C. Semelka

7 Radiology Medical Education 115
Jorge Elias Jr and Richard C. Semelka

8 Quality Metrics for Radiology Practice 123
Richard C. Semelka and Jorge Elias Jr

9 Medicolegal Reform 140
Jorge Elias Jr and Richard C. Semelka

10 Pressures on Reduced Compensation For Clinical Service 151
Jorge Elias Jr and Richard C. Semelka

11 National Health Care Systems 159
Jorge Elias Jr, Lauren M. B. Burke, and Richard C. Semelka

12 Research In Radiology 170
Richard C. Semelka, Michael Brand, Michael Uder, Michael A. Kuefner, John Stonestreet and Jorge Elias Jr

Subject index 195

Color Plate Section can be Found Facing Page 184
The first book-length treatment of this absolutely essential topic, Health Care Reform in Radiology provides a cogent, concise discussion of major issues related to health care reform from the perspective of fellow imaging specialists. This latest volume in the Current Clinical Imaging series provides radiologists with a solid footing in where they are now and where they can expect to be over the next ten years. Topics include: evidence-based outcomes for health care delivery, impact of imaging tests' effectiveness, patient safety, medicolegal reform, reimbursement issues, universal healthcare benefits and challenges

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