Tuesday, March 11, 2014

The use of a learning community and online evaluation of utilization for SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging.




This study found that a self-directed quality improvement web based community in conjunction with a software quality improvement program was able to reduce "inappropriate" ordering of tests by 50% within a year. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2013 Jul;6(7):823-9

COMMENT: it appears from this study that all that's needed nowadays is a computer to decide what tests you need. Why even see a doctor?