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Towards the appropriate use of diagnostic imaging

Oliver R Frank
Med J Aust 2007; 187 (8): 473-474.
Published online: 15 October 2007

To the Editor: The authors of the editorial “Towards the appropriate use of diagnostic imaging”1 canvass possible strategies to improve the appropriateness of requests for diagnostic imaging. One strategy that research suggests may be effective is feedback provided by the providers of diagnostic services.2,3 Discussion of the feedback could, and should, be supported by federal government funding, perhaps via Divisions of General Practice, and should attract continuing professional development points for the general practitioners involved.

  • Oliver R Frank

  • Hampstead Gardens, Adelaide, SA.


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