Economics Of Diagnostic Imaging

Paperback | May 1, 2017

bySaurabh Jha

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Economics of Diagnostic Imaging addresses the concepts that are needed to answer questions on topics such as "how much to pay for diagnostic testing?", "how many tests are too many from a physician's perspective, and do they cause harm?", and whether or not patients need an MRI before a laboratory test. The essential focus of the book is to help readers recognize when one diagnostic test is better than the other and when more information does not help. It provides an essential resource for radiologists, diagnostic pathologists, and health policy researchers involved in medical decision modeling, evidence-based medicine, precision medicine, public health, and health economics. Interrelates economic evaluation and diagnostic imaging Instructs healthcare professionals and researchers on economic evaluation in diagnostic imaging Introduces economic evaluation to diagnostic radiologists, pathologists, and researchers

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Economics of Diagnostic Imaging addresses the concepts that are needed to answer questions on topics such as "how much to pay for diagnostic testing?", "how many tests are too many from a physician's perspective, and do they cause harm?", and whether or not patients need an MRI before a laboratory test. The essential focus of the book ...

Dr. Jha is a radiologist who studies the value of imaging. He has a master's degree in health policy from the prestigious Leonard Davis Institute of the University of Pennsylvania, studying health economics, statistics, behavioral economics, decision analysis, technology assessment and outcome research.Dr. Jha runs the economics curric...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:150 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:May 1, 2017Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0128109920

ISBN - 13:9780128109922

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Table of Contents

1. Logic of medical decision making

2. An introduction to Bayesian analysis

3. Receiver Operating Characteristic curve

4. Sensitivity and specificity of a diagnostic test

5. Threshold basis of decision making

6. Multiple tests

7. Decision rules

8. Outcomes and quality-adjusted life years

9. Overview of health economics

10. Derived demand and bundled payment

11. Clinical trials and imaging

12. Screening

13. Value of information

14. Decision modeling

15. Uncertainty

16. Introduction to behavioral economics

17. Imaging and zero events

18. Overdiagnosis

19. Precision medicine and imaging

20. Machine learning

21. Integrating imaging and pathology

22. Which is the better test?

23. Growth of cardiac CT and cardiac MR

24. Statistics of radiologists

25. Controversies in imaging