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CPOE could reduce unneeded CT scans: study
Modern Healthcare

Use of a computerized physician-order entry system with decision-support alerts could reduce redundant CT scans, lower imaging costs and reduce unnecessary radiation exposure, according to research in JAMA Internal Medicine. Spurred by fast-growing rates of expensive imaging procedures, researchers from Harvard Medical School, Boston, and the Center for Evidence-Based Imaging, Brookline, Mass., designed a study aimed at assessing whether notification of recent CT scans could change physician behavior and curb overuse.

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