Is producing radiology reports more quickly a means to an end or an end itself?
"Turn-Around Time" by Julianna Czum (adapted from "Alice in Wonderland," with apologies to Lewis Carroll):
"What is the value of ever-faster turn-around time?" said a radiologist; not that she much wanted to know, but the accountant had paused as if he thought that somebody ought to speak, and no one else seemed inclined to say anything.
Forget turf battles with non-radiologist providers. The new bogeyman looking to replace radiologists isn't even human. Should we worry?
Finding out the real reason we should make time for in-person patient consultation
This week's guest blogger is Arun Krishnaraj, MD, MPH, from University of Virginia. Listening to him describe a recent interaction with a patient, I couldn't help but keep circling back to one key word he uses: "connection." We as physicians should not aim simply to transmit information, dispense diagnoses, or spout instructions. We need to connect with patients around their health. And that's what Dr. Krishnaraj is here to tell us about today.
The second installment of the Radiology Firing Line podcast debate series tackles another thought-provoking topic.