The Need for Practical and Accurate Measures of Value for Radiology.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Radiologists play a critical role in helping the health care system achieve greater value. Unfortunately, today radiology is often judged by simple "checkbox" metrics, which neither directly reflect the value radiologists provide nor the outcomes they help drive. To change this system, first, we must attempt to better define the elusive term value and, then, quantify the value of imaging through more relevant and meaningful metrics that can be more directly correlated with outcomes. This framework can further improve radiology's value by enhancing radiologists' integration into the care team and their engagement with patients. With these improvements, we can maximize the value of imaging in the overall care of patients.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Gupta, RT; Saunders, RS; Rosenkrantz, AB; Paulson, EK; Samei, E

Published Date

  • June 2019

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 16 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 810 - 813

PubMed ID

  • 30598415

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1558-349X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jacr.2018.11.013


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States