2022 Stronger - P115 - Urgent Outpatient MRI Program for Neurology Patients Prevents Unnecessary Admissions - On Demand
An urgent outpatient MRI care model was designed and implemented for neurology patients to prevent unnecessary admissions at a tertiary academic hospital. Qualified patients seen in the emergency department who were awaiting MRI imaging but did not have urgent inpatient or therapy needs were discharged home with timely outpatient MRI imaging. During a 12-month period, 117 patients underwent urgent MRI imaging, producing approximately $150,000 in MRI revenue and $370,000 to $550,000 in cost savings from prevented hospital days. This urgent outpatient care model for neurology patients is potentially feasible and cost-saving for other hospitals.
- Healthcare Quality Professionals
- Other Healthcare Professionals
Describe an urgent outpatient care model for patients with acute neurologic symptoms presenting to the emergency department.
Discuss the cost savings related to prevented hospital days when inpatient imaging is deferred to the outpatient setting.
Andrew Huang, MD, Neurology Resident, University of Rochester Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY
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- 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 0.50 CPHQ – Certified Professional Healthcare Quality
- 0.50 General CE – Attendance