Optimizing patient-centered communication and multidisciplinary care coordination in emergency diagnostic imaging: A research agenda

Amber K. Sabbatini, Lisa H. Merck, Adam T. Froemming, William Vaughan, Michael D. Brown, Erik P. Hess, Kimberly E. Applegate, Nneka I. Comfere

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Abstract

Patient-centered emergency diagnostic imaging relies on efficient communication and multispecialty care coordination to ensure optimal imaging utilization. The construct of the emergency diagnostic imaging care coordination cycle with three main phases (pretest, test, and posttest) provides a useful framework to evaluate care coordination in patient-centered emergency diagnostic imaging. This article summarizes findings reached during the patient-centered outcomes session of the 2015 Academic Emergency Medicine consensus conference "Diagnostic Imaging in the Emergency Department: A Research Agenda to Optimize Utilization." The primary objective was to develop a research agenda focused on 1) defining component parts of the emergency diagnostic imaging care coordination process, 2) identifying gaps in communication that affect emergency diagnostic imaging, and 3) defining optimal methods of communication and multidisciplinary care coordination that ensure patient-centered emergency diagnostic imaging. Prioritized research questions provided the framework to define a research agenda for multidisciplinary care coordination in emergency diagnostic imaging.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1427-1434
Number of pages8
JournalAcademic Emergency Medicine
Volume22
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine

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