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November 13, 2020

Trends in Radiology Physician Workforce Mobility

Using two separate publicly available Medicare datasets, the researchers studied the frequency and characteristics of radiologist-practice separation between 2014 – 2018. View Infographic

Evolving Use of fMRI in Medicare Beneficiaries

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

Patient-reported financial toxicity in multiple sclerosis: Predictors and association with care non-adherence

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

Survey Measures Burnout Among Neurointerventionalists

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

Changing Musculoskeletal Extremity Imaging Utilization From 1994 Through 2013: A Medicare Beneficiary Perspective

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

What Patients Think About Their Interventional Radiologists: Assessment Using a Leading Physician Ratings Website

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.

Trends in Publications in Radiology Journals Designated as Relating to Patient-Centered Care

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.

How Satisfied Are Patients With Their Radiologists? Assessment Using a National Patient Ratings Website

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)

February 16, 2017

Radiologists and Internet Transparency: You Can Run but You Cannot Hide

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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January 23, 2017

Number of Radiologists per 100,000 People Up Nationwide

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