Health Care Reform in Radiology (Current Clinical Imaging)

Health Care Reform in Radiology (Current Clinical Imaging)

By: Richard C. Semelka (author), Jorge Elias (author)Paperback

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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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About Author

Richard C. Semelka, MD, is one of the foremost authorities on MRI of the abdomen and pelvis, with six MRI text-books and over 200 peer-reviewed papers to his credit. Dr. Semelka has also authored numerous chapters and review articles on MRI of the body, and has presented his work at meetings around the world. Dr. Semelka is the Director of MR Services, Professor and Vice Chair for Research, Department of Radiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Jorge Elias, Jr, MD, PhD, is a professor in the Division of Radiology, Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine of Ribeirao Preto, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Dr. Elias was trained in Brazil and the United States and has a keen understanding of the US healthcare system in the international context.

Contents

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

Product Details

  • publication date: 09/08/2013
  • ISBN13: 9781118642177
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 216
  • ID: 9781118642177
  • weight: 366
  • ISBN10: 1118642171

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