Consumer Reports Finds Some Hospitals Still Ordering Unnecessary CT Double Scans

January 2, 2013 | Strategic Insights for Health System


Healthcare risk managers may be interested in a December 27, 2012, Consumer News article that discusses unnecessary computed tomography (CT) scans. According to the article, Consumer Reports found that many hospitals are still ordering unnecessary “double scans,” in which patients receive one CT scan with a contrast agent to improve the image and one without the contrast agent.

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