Value of knee imaging by GPs requires rigorous assessment

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.325.7374.1242/a (Published 23 November 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:1242
  1. Stephen Brealey, research fellow,
  2. Ian Russell, professor in health sciences,
  3. Fiona Gilbert, professor in radiology
  1. Department of Health Sciences, University of York, York YO10 5DD
  2. Department of Radiology, Aberdeen AB25 2ZD

    EDITOR—In his editorial McNally reports that magnetic resonance imaging has had a great effect on the management of internal derangement of the knee and is increasingly available to hospital specialists and general practitioners.1 Whether general practitioners' access to imaging has as great an effect as use by a knee specialist, however, is not known.2 This question is crucial to patient management and outcome, and thus to cost effectiveness.

    Access to magnetic resonance imaging by general practitioners for patients with …

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