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Diagnostic errors: the effect of shift length, schedule and volume

 

 

By Dr C Lamoureux, Dr TN Hanna & Dr JO Johnson


With the increased utilization of medical imaging over the past several decades, efforts to optimize patient care through improving diagnostic imaging accuracy are more relevant
than ever.


More than 85 million CT examinations were performed in the United States in 2011 alone [1], meaning that even a 0.01% improvement in diagnostic accuracy could affect 8500 patients.



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