Have you ever arrived at a doctor’s appointment to learn that your x-ray films haven’t? Instead of wasting a visit, your physician orders another set of x-rays. This is an example of duplicate testing.
Nationally, 1 in 5 radiology tests is a duplicate. If UNH eliminated duplicate tests, an annual savings of $460,000 would be achieved. Next time you have an appointment for imaging results, call ahead to make sure the films have arrived in the doctor’s office. If they have not, reschedule the appointment.