Societies highlight radiology's role in value-based care

2020 01 08 23 46 5306 Quality 400

Radiology has a major impact on patient outcomes, and it should be considered a critical element of value-based healthcare that requires adequate resourcing to maximize its contributions, according to a statement co-published in a collaborative effort by global radiology societies.

The document, which was published online on 21 December in Insights into Imaging and in several other radiology journals, was written by representatives of the European Society of Radiology (ESR), American College of Radiology (ACR), Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), Canadian Association of Radiologists (CAR), Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR), and International Society for Strategic Studies in Radiology (IS3R).

In the statement, the authors explain how the value of radiology may be measured, recognized, and augmented. They also note that adequate resourcing of radiology is required to maintain healthcare efficiency and maximize its value contribution. In addition, the authors provided nine steps for how radiology can contribute to the transition to a value-driven healthcare system.

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