Overuse of short-interval bone densitometry: Assessing rates of low-value care Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Absorptiometry, Photon
  • Bone Density
  • Health Services Misuse
  • Osteoporosis, Postmenopausal

abstract

  • One out of ten DXAs was administered in a time frame shorter than recommended and at a substantial cost to Medicare. DXA use varied across regions. Short-interval DXA use was responsive to reimbursement changes, suggesting carefully designed policy and payment reform may reduce this care identified by rheumatologists as low value.

publication date

  • January 2014

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC4210629

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s00198-014-2725-2

PubMed ID

  • 24809808

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 2307

end page

  • 11

volume

  • 25

number

  • 9