Maximizing Value While Volumes are Increasing

Abhimanyu Aggarwal, Frances Lazarow, Yoshimi Anzai, Mohammad Elsayed, Comeron Ghobadi, Omran Al Dandan, Brent Griffith, Christopher M. Straus, Nadja Kadom

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalCurrent Problems in Diagnostic Radiology
StateAccepted/In press - 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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