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Peer Review Status: Unrefereed
Title: Optimizing diagnostic imaging through skills mix: costs and opportunities
Author(s): McIntosh, Bryan
Keywords: Diagnostic imaging
Skills mix
Issue Date: 31-Dec-2017
Date Deposited: 12-Dec-2018
Citation: McIntosh B (2017) Optimizing diagnostic imaging through skills mix: costs and opportunities. British Journal of Hospital Medicine, 78 (6), pp. 306-307.
Abstract: Increasing diagnostic capacity is a national priority to expedite the timeliness and appropriateness of patient treatment interventions. Imaging, encompassing a range of technologies including X-ray, Computer Tomography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging and ultrasound, is a key diagnostic service and central to decision making in most, if not all, disease pathways. However, imaging is an expensive discipline accounting for an estimated 3-5% of the annual NHS budget. As a result, it is imperative that we maximize service efficiency while optimizing patient outcomes.
DOI Link: 10.12968/hmed.2017.78.6.306
Rights: This document is the Accepted Manuscript version of a Published Work that appeared in final form in British Journal of Hospital Medicine, copyright © MA Healthcare, after peer review and technical editing by the publisher. To access the final edited and published work see
Notes: Output Type: Editorial

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