Study: Diagnostic imaging in hospitals improves health outcomes

10/28/2009 | AuntMinnie.com (free registration)

Hospitals that use in-patient diagnostic imaging tests more had lower in-hospital mortality rates, according to a study on 1.1 million patient admissions in 102 hospitals across the country in 2007. The study also showed that the use of the tests did not significantly affect overall costs. The results suggest that the use of imaging tests helps improve health outcomes, the researchers said.

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