It is critical that emergency physicians are able to use and understand the data on diagnostic testing in their department and have comparison data available for their peers. This will allow better decision making by all parties involved in utilization management.
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James J. Augustine, MD, FACEP, is director of clinical operations at EMP in Canton, Ohio; clinical associate professor of Emergency Medicine at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio; vice president of the Emergency Department Benchmarking Alliance; and on the ACEP Board of Directors.
Dr. Broida, is director of risk management for Emergency Medicine Physicians (EMP) in Canton, Ohio; is COO of EMP’s medical malpractice insurance company; and serves on the ACEP Medical Legal and EM Practice committees.
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- The Emergency Department Benchmarking Alliance. Available at: www.EDBenchmarking.org.