Posted: May 18, 2012

Impact of Radiology Utilization Awareness on Test Ordering Practices


Unnecessary diagnostic tests contribute to wasteful healthcare spending without improving patient outcomes. Fostering cost-conscious test ordering behaviors creates a tremendous opportunity to align clinical quality and educational missions. This poster describes an educational campaign to raise awareness about radiology testing costs and utilization using complementary strategies in order to generate greater value for hospital patients.

*Presented at 2012 Integrating Quality Meeting Poster Session


Integrating Quality (IQ), Cost of Care, Utilization, Diagnostics, Cost-awareness, Value-driven


Niraj L. Sehgal, MD, MPH, University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine

Naama Neeman, MSc, UCSF Medical Center

Katie Quinn, MPH, UCSF Medical Center

Krishan Soni, MD, MBA, University of California, San Francisco Medical Center

Michelle Mourad, MD, UCSF Medical Center

Sumant Ranji, MD, University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine