That theory is being put to a real world test by results in new study published in the March issue of Health Affairs
Here is one of the study’s findings:
Electronic access to medical imaging and lab results has led to a significant increase in imaging and blood tests. For example, physicians with access to computerized results were 40 percent to 70 percent more likely to order a second X-ray or CT scan. (ouch)
Looks like the effect of improvements in technology may actually drive consumption and costs in the opposite direction.
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