The growing trend of nighthawk radiologists

The LA Times takes a closer look. Cost certainly plays a role:

Right now, the practice is not so much about saving money as sparing staff radiologists calls around the clock, Bradley said. However, the estimated $65 per case that the hospital pays NightHawk is “much, much less” than it would cost to pay U.S.-based radiologists at those hours, he added.

(via The Health Care Blog)

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