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cost savings and radiation exposure

Recently had X-Rays taken and was referred to another VA Contract Orthopedic Physician for further evaluation. Now, the VA had already taken X-Rays of my Right Hip and had them electronically. However, when I went to see the Contract Physician, we took numerous X-Rays again. This seems to me to be (1) Double Dose of Radiation; and (2) a way to cut down on costs, as the X-Rays from the Contracting Physician I am sure were not freeā€¦.




Sincerely hope this case can be of some use as we switch to electronic medical records and try and reduce redundancies in all of our systems.




Best regards,



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Idea No. 149