The compound annual growth rate for CT of the abdomen and pelvis in the emergency department setting for a diagnosis of suspected urolithiasis was studied to help determine factors influencing decision makers. Such factors included geographic location, socioeconomic variances, hospital type (academic vs private), as well as private payer insurance vs Medicare and other payer sources.
As the authors in this article state, ” … efforts to optimize appropriate imaging use, particularly in the growing ED setting, could be beneficial.”
Journal of the American College of Radiology
Available online 17 June 2019