Using the Medicare Physician-Supplier Procedure Summary Master File, we evaluated the evolving use of fMRI in Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries from 2007 through 2017. Annual use rates (per 1,000,000 enrollees) increased from 17.7 to 32.8 through 2014 and have remained static since. Radiologists have remained the dominant specialty group from 2007 to 2017 (86.4% and 88.6% of all services, respectively), and the outpatient setting has remained the dominant place of service (65.4% and 65.4%, respectively). Full Article
Solmaz Asnafi, MD, Richard Duszak Jr, MD, Jennifer M. Hemingway, MS, Danny R. Hughes, PhD, Jason W. Allen, MD, PhD. 2020. "Evolving Use of fMRI in Medicare Beneficiaries," American Journal of Neuroradiology
Multiple sclerosis (MS) results in considerable financial burdens due to expensive treatment and high rates of disability, which could both impact care non-adherence. Full Article
Gelareh Sadigh, Ruth Carlos, Carolyn Meltzer, Jeffrey M. Switchenko, Neil Lava, Rich Duszak, Danny Hughes, Elizabeth Anne Krupinski. 2020. "Patient-reported financial toxicity in multiple sclerosis: Predictors and association with care non-adherence," Multiple Sclerosis
The toll of burnout on healthcare is significant and associated with physician depression and medical errors. The objective of this study it to assess the prevalence and risk factors for burnout among neurointerventionalists. Full Article
Kyle M Fargen, Adam S Arthur, Thabele Leslie-Mazwi, Rebecca M Garner, Carol A Aschenbrenner, Stacey Q Wolfe, Sameer A Ansari, Guilherme Dabus, Alejandro Spiotta, Maxim Mokin, Italo Linfante, J Mocco, Joshua A Hirsch. 2019. "Survey Measures Burnout Among Neurointerventionalists," Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery
The objective of the study was to assess temporal changes in the utilization of musculoskeletal extremity imaging in Medicare beneficiaries over a recent 20-year period (1994–2013). Full Article
Gyftopoulos, S., Harkey, P., Hemingway, J., Hughes, D.R., Rosenkrantz, A.B., Duszak, R. 2017. "Changing Musculoskeletal Extremity Imaging Utilization From 1994 Through 2013: A Medicare Beneficiary Perspective," American Journal of Roentgenology
The aim of this study was to evaluate patient satisfaction scores for interventional radiologists across the United States using a leading physician ratings website. Full Article
Obele, C., Duszak Jr, R., Hawkins, C.M., Rosenkrantz, A.B. 2017. "What Patients Think About Their Interventional Radiologists: Assessment Using a Leading Physician Ratings Website," Journal of the American College of Radiology, 14(5): 609 - 614.
This study assessed trends in publications in radiology journals designated as dealing with patient-centered care. Full Article
Rosenkrantz, A.B., and Rawson, J.V. 2017. "Trends in Publications in Radiology Journals Designated as Relating to Patient-Centered Care," Journal of the American College of Radiology, 14(5): 703 - 709.
This study assessed features of patient satisfaction scores for U.S. radiologists using a popular physician rating website. Full Article
Rosenkrantz, A.B., Ginocchio, L., and Duszak Jr, R. 2017. "How Satisfied Are Patients With Their Radiologists? Assessment Using a National Patient Ratings Website," American Journal of Roentgenology, 208(5)
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In the current era of patient-centered care, patient satisfaction is emerging as an increasingly important metric in the evaluation of health care organizations and providers.
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There were more radiologists per 100,000 population in Massachusetts and Connecticut in 2013 than in any other state in the country. The national average also increased from 11.91 in 2012 to 12.29 in 2013. View Infographic