Tag: primary care physicians

Doctors Ordering Unnecessary Imaging Studies

The [embed_youtubei>Journal of the American College of Radiology[embed_youtube/i> reports that too many primary care doctors are making inappropriate patients referrals for CT and MRI scans. [embed_youtubep>A review of 459 elective outpatient CT and MRI examinations conducted at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle showed that 74 percent were considered appropriate and...

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Lack of Primary Care Physicians Will Continue

Last week was Match Day, when graduating medical students found out where they‰Ûªll be doing their training. Just over 42% of the family medicine residency slots went to seniors receiving their M.D.s from U.S. med schools. Forty nine percent of the slots went to foreign medical school graduates and others....

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