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Quality Measures

Use of Medical Imaging

These measures give you information about hospitals' use of medical imaging tests (like mammograms, MRIs, and CT scans) for outpatients based on the following:

  • Protecting patients’ safety, such as keeping patients’ exposure to radiation and other risks as low as possible
  • Following up properly when screening tests such as mammograms show a possible problem
  • Avoiding the risk, stress, and cost of doing imaging tests that patients may not need

The information shown here is limited to medical imaging facilities that are part of a hospital or associated with a hospital. These facilities can be inside or near the hospital, or in a different location. This information only includes medical imaging done on outpatients. Medical imaging tests done for patients who have been admitted to the hospital as inpatients aren’t included. These measures are based on Medicare claims data.

Reporting Period: July 2014 - June 2015

Outpatients with low back pain who have had an MRI without trying recommended treatments first such as physical therapy.

Cape Cod Hospital 36.00%
Falmouth Hospital 33.70%
State of MA 35.30%
National 39.50%

Outpatient who had a follow-up mammogram or ultrasound within 45 days after a screening mammogram.

Cape Cod Hospital 9.40%
Falmouth Hospital 8.00%
State of MA 8.60%
National 8.90%

Outpatient CT Scans of the chest that were "combination" (double) scans.

Cape Cod Hospital 0.0%
Falmouth Hospital 0.1%
State of MA 0.5%
National 2.2%

Outpatient CT scans of the abdomen that were "combination" (double) scans. 

Cape Cod Hospital 5.1%
Falmouth Hospital 6.5%
State of MA 5.6%
National 8.4%

Outpatients who got cardiac imaging stress tests before low-risk outpatient surgery.

Cape Cod Hospital N/A
Falmouth Hospital N/A
State of MA 5.4%
National 4.8%

Outpatients with brain CT scans who got a sinus CT scan at the same time.

Cape Cod Hospital 3.1%
Falmouth Hospital 2.4%
State of MA 2.4%
National 2.9%