We have updated our RPC (Radiology Patient Care) Indices to now include five years of data, from 2011-2015. In addition, we have enhanced the precision of RPC findings definitions using natural language processing (NLP) to differentiate between positive, critical, incidental, negative and/or normal findings.
vRad's RPC Indices are derived from our clinical database of imaging studies from over 2,100 facilities in all 50 states. Our database is a national projection of the U.S. market; the RPC Indices are aggregated from radiology studies normalized on key variables including patient age, gender, body region, geography, hospital and IDN type, bed size, modality, reasons for study order, and findings status.
The RPC Indices are a “living library” of statistically significant metrics that provide hospitals, radiology groups and health systems with objective comparisons of their use of imaging to national averages and relevant peer groups.
Check out our updated and improved RPC Indices in our Interactive RPC Indice Infographics.
For more information on the updates read our vRad PRC Indice press release.