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Cranial computed tomography: An evaluation of cost effectiveness.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  808833     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The impact of cranial computed tomography (CCT) on the cost effectiveness of a neurodiagnostic work-up was evaluated. With the use of CCT, 170 air studies and 171 angiographic procedures were made unnecessary in the 444 patients reviewed. Admission was not necessary in 58% of the outpatients examined and the hospital stay was shortened significantly for inpatients. Even considering the cost of the examination and the few extra investigations generated, a single CCT unit can effect savings of up to $2,000,000 per year.
Authors:
G Wortzman; R C Holgate; P P Morgan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Radiology     Volume:  117     ISSN:  0033-8419     ISO Abbreviation:  Radiology     Publication Date:  1975 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1975-11-22     Completed Date:  1975-11-22     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401260     Medline TA:  Radiology     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  75-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Cerebral Angiography
Cerebral Ventriculography
Computers
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Hospitalization
Humans
Pneumoencephalography
Skull*
Tomography, X-Ray*

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