This study compares the utilization of diagnostic imaging between advanced practice clinicians - specifically nurse practitioners and physician assistants - and primary care physicians. Full Article
Hughes, D.R., Jiang, M., Duszak, R. 2015. "A Comparison of Diagnostic Imaging Ordering Patterns Between Advanced Practice Clinicians and Primary Care Physicians Following Office-Based Evaluation and Management Visits," JAMA Internal Medicine, 175(1): 101 - 107.
This study examines recent trends in adherence to continuous screening, especially the rate of subsequent
screening mammography following an initial screening before and after the U.S. Preventive
Services Task Force (USPSTF) revised its guidelines on breast cancer in November 2009. Full Article
Jiang, M., Hughes, D. R., Appleton, C. M., McGinty, G., & Duszak, R.. 2015. "Recent Trends in Adherence to Continuous Screening for Breast Cancer Among Medicare Beneficiaries," Preventive Medicine, 73(2015): 47 - 52.
The aim of this study is to evaluate whether patients who are both employed and insured alter their utilization of medical services in response to changes in state unemployment rates. Full Article
Hughes, D. R., & Khaliq, A. A.. 2014. "The Effect of Macroeconomic Conditions on the Care Decisions of the Employed," Medical Care, 52(2): 121 - 127.
The aim of this study was to quantify potential physician work efficiencies and appropriate multiple procedure payment reductions for different same-session diagnostic imaging studies interpreted by different physicians in the same group practice. Full Article
Duszak, R., Silva, E., Kim, A. J., Barr, R. M., Donovan, W. D., Kassing, P., McGinty, G., Allen, B.. 2013. "Professional Efficiencies for Diagnostic Imaging Services Rendered by Different Physicians: Analysis of Recent Medicare Multiple Procedure Payment Reduction Policy," Journal of the American College of Radiology, 10(9): 682 - 688.
The aim of this study was to examine characteristics of uncompensated services rendered by radiologists to emergency department (ED) patients. Full Article
Duszak, R., Nsiah, E., Hughes, D. R., & Maze, J.. 2013. "Emergency Department Imaging: Uncompensated Services Rendered by Radiologists Nationwide," Journal of the American College of Radiology, 11(6): 559 - 565.
The aim of this study was to examine radiologists' experiences during the first four years of Medicare's national physician pay-for-performance program and project near-future program outcomes for radiologists. Full Article
Duszak, R., Burleson, J., Seidenwurm, D., & Silva, E.. 2012. "Medicare’s Physician Quality Reporting System: Early National Radiologist Experience and Near-Future Performance Projections," Journal of the American College of Radiology, 10(2): 114 - 121.
The study reports the results of a survey of radiology practices on the labor market for radiologists. Full Article
Bluth, E. I., Truong, H., Nsiah, E., Hughes, D., & Short, B. W.. 2013. "The 2013 ACR Commission on Human Resources Workforce Survey," Journal of the American College of Radiology, 10(10): 750 - 756.