Maximizing Value While Volumes are Increasing
Aggarwal A, Lazarow F, Anzai Y, Elsayed M, Ghobadi C, Dandan OA, Griffith B, Straus CM, and Kadom N. Maximizing Value While Volumes are Increasing. Curr Probl Diagn Radiol 2020.
Current problems in diagnostic radiology
Radiologists are facing ever increasing volumes while trying to provide value-based care. There are several drivers of increasing volumes: increasing population size, aging population, increased utilization, gaps in evidence-based care, changes in the provider workforce, defensive medicine, and increasing case complexity. Higher volumes result in increased cognitive and systemic errors and contribute to radiologist fatigue and burnout. We discuss several strategies for mitigating high volumes including abbreviated MRI protocols, 24/7 radiologist coverage, reading room assistants, and other strategies to tackle radiologist burnout.
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