In a study published by Miguel Cabarrus et al published in JACR, total of 617 surveys (25% response rate) were completed, 475 (77%) and 142 (23%) by academic medical center and county hospital patients, respectively.
Among all respondents, the majority of patients (387 of 617 [63%]) preferred models of results delivery centered on the referring physician as opposed to the radiologist.
Regardless of who verbally relayed the results, 64% of all respondents (398 of 617) wanted the option to receive a copy of the report, and 522 of 614 (85%) wanted to see their images.
Patients Prefer Results From the Ordering Provider and Access to Their Radiology Reports
Cabarrus, Miguel et al. Journal of the American College of Radiology
Patients Prefer Results From the Ordering Provider-JACR reports
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