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Journal of Thoracic Imaging:
doi: 10.1097/RTI.0b013e31824dec5a
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Evidence-based Imaging and Cost-effectiveness Analysis in Cardiopulmonary Imaging

Blackmore, C. Craig MD, MPH

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Abstract

Evidence-based imaging is a paradigm for using the best evidence to guide medical decision making. Evidence-based imaging centers on formulating a clinical question focused on a specific patient scenario, conducting a literature search and critical review, summarizing the evidence, and using the information to guide medical decision making. Additional tools important to evidence-based imaging are clinical prediction rules, designed to provide evidence for when imaging should be used, and cost-effectiveness analysis, designed to quantify the economic and patient outcomes from medical interventions.

© 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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