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Defining the Value of Interventional Radiology to Healthcare Stakeholders: Proceedings from a Society of Interventional Radiology Research Consensus Panel. J Vasc Interv Radiol 2021 07;32(7):1088.e1-1088.e8



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Interventional radiology (IR) has collectively struggled to articulate and prove its value to several external stakeholders. The goal of this research consensus panel was to provide a summary of the existing knowledge, identify current gaps in knowledge, identify the strengths and weaknesses in existing data, and prioritize research needs related to the value of IR. Panelists were asked to identify the critical relationships/alliances that should be fostered to advance the prioritized research and determine how the Society of Interventional Radiology and the Society of Interventional Radiology Foundation can further support these initiatives. Following presentations and discussions, it was determined that proving and quantifying how IR decreases the length of stay and prevents hospital admissions are the most salient, value-related research topics to pursue for the specialty.

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Hawkins CM, Duszak R Jr, Hughes DR, Liu R, Resnick AS, Kooby DA, Durack JC, Kaufman JA, Dubeck F, Canada MB, Krol KL, White SB


Sarah B. White MD, MS, FSIR, FCIRSE Vice Chair, Professor in the Radiology department at Medical College of Wisconsin