Interventional Radiology: Adapting to the Changing Economics & Practices of Health Care

It’s a fact: The United States spends more than any other country on healthcare. However, the excessive amount of money that the nation is spending on healthcare does not necessarily lead to better health outcomes or superior service.

Maintaining the current healthcare expenditures is unsustainable, and thus the U.S. healthcare landscape is evolving with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. It’s necessary for interventional radiology to adapt to that evolving market. How will we do that?

In this video, UCSF’s Robert K. Kerlan, MD, FSIR, explains how the field can adapt to the nation’s evolving heath care system. Dr. Kerlan's presentation, "Interventional radiology: Adapting to the changing world of health care," explores how interventional radiology will benefit from collaboration with the entire medical community in light of the changes taking place in the United States in the economics and practice of health care. Dr. Kerlan, a long time educator, makes the complicated topic easy to understand.



"Interventional radiology: Adapting to the changing world of health care” was delivered during the 31st annual Dr. Charles T. Dotter Lecture at the Society of Interventional Radiology's Annual Scientific Meeting in Atlanta.