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Quality and variability in diagnostic radiology.
J Am Coll Radiol. 2004 Feb; 1(2):127-32.JA

Abstract

Achieving and delivering optimal quality of care in radiology requires continual self-examination by the profession, particularly with regard to technical, interpretive, and communication skills. The importance of empirical data pertaining to quality and variability in radiology, the underlying causes of error, and the sources of variability are discussed. Key measures (e.g., receiver operating characteristics, kappa) and approaches (professional audits and peer reviews, surveys, inspections, and risk management programs) used in improvement efforts are reviewed, and data from key studies are highlighted. Diagnostic errors are important because of their connection to outcomes and the wide variability observed with modalities such as chest radiography and mammography.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Vital Science & Health, Newton, Massachusetts 02460, USA. hillel@vitalscience.comNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17411540

Citation

Alpert, Hillel R., and Bruce J. Hillman. "Quality and Variability in Diagnostic Radiology." Journal of the American College of Radiology : JACR, vol. 1, no. 2, 2004, pp. 127-32.
Alpert HR, Hillman BJ. Quality and variability in diagnostic radiology. J Am Coll Radiol. 2004;1(2):127-32.
Alpert, H. R., & Hillman, B. J. (2004). Quality and variability in diagnostic radiology. Journal of the American College of Radiology : JACR, 1(2), 127-32.
Alpert HR, Hillman BJ. Quality and Variability in Diagnostic Radiology. J Am Coll Radiol. 2004;1(2):127-32. PubMed PMID: 17411540.
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