Study: 1 in 7 patients had inappropriate SPECT MPI tests

12/10/2009 |

A study on data pertaining to 6,351 patients who underwent SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging at six sites between March 1, 2008, and February 28, 2009, found that the tests for about one in seven patients were inappropriate. The tests were assessed using a computer algorithm based on appropriate-use criteria developed by several professional groups. The algorithm could help physicians determine more accurate tests and avoid the inappropriate ones, the researchers said.

View Full Article in:

Published in Brief:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Health Care

Job Title Company Location
Attest Health Care Advisors
Nationwide, SL_Nationwide
Biotechnology/Pharmaceutical Patent Attorney
Coats and Bennett PLLC
Cary, NC
Sr. Regulatory Specialist, Biotech Center of Expertise
BASF, The Chemical Co.
San Diego, CA
Food Lawyer
Wayzata, MN
Meridian Health Plan
Detroit, MI