This prospective study of outpatients receiving non-oncology CT scans, or non-OB ultrasounds, found that almost all patients indicated they would be comfortable receiving their test results from a radiologist, that they found the review very helpful, and that they would prefer to have future test results delivered by a radiologist. This would be a new paradigm for delivering radiology test results, but one that most patients report desiring (abstract)
Dr. Scheurer is a clinical hospitalist and the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and is Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, completed her residency at Duke University, and completed her Masters in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina. She also serves as the Web Editor and Physician Advisor for the Society of Hospital Medicine.