Monthly Archives: January 2017

HSS study underscores consequence of diagnostic errors for lumbar spine conditions — 5 insights

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Written by  Megan Wood | Thursday, 12 January 2017  A New York City-based Hospital for Special Surgery study analyzed diagnostic errors for lumbar spine conditions, published in The Spine Journal. Spreemo Health’s Quality Research Institute funded the study. Richard Herzog, MD, HHS’ director of spinal imaging and executive director of Spreemo Health’s QRI, led the study. … Read More

New Study from Hospital for Special Surgery Reveals Diagnostic Error Rates up to 43%


Errors highlight need for reliable standards of provider quality, authors argue NEW YORK (January 12, 2017)—A new clinical study published on December 20, 2016, in The Spine Journal reveals significant variability in provider quality as well as diagnostic error rates considerably higher than previously reported in the literature. In the study, conducted by the Hospital … Read More

Variability in diagnostic error rates of 10 MRI centers performing lumbar spine MRI examinations on the same patient within a 3-week period


Richard Herzog, MD, FACR, Daniel R. Elgort, PhD, Adam E. Flanders, MD, Peter J. Moley, MD Abstract Background Context In today’s health-care climate, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is often perceived as a commodity—a service where there are no meaningful differences in quality and thus an area in which patients can be advised to select a … Read More