Patients’ Role in the Use of X-Rays for Common Complaints
Many times I see patients in my office who have had X-rays and MRIs taken almost right at the start. And of course, the usual diagnosis is arthritis.
Well, I’ve got sorry news…ALL of us have arthritis to some degree. This study suggests that patient’s perception and wishes have an influence on whether or not radiographs are taken. I firmly believe that if the patient was educated and informed about their condition, then they would understand that X-rays are not needed right away. Remember, in Latin, Doctor translates to Teacher….
Patients’ Role in the Use of Radiology Testing for Common Office Practice Complaints