Decision-support plans would tie doctors’ hands, warns AMA

It says the proposed restrictions on imaging referrals could do more harm than good
Geir O'Rourke
Medical software

Forcing GPs to use a clinical decision-support computer app before making imaging referrals would “tie doctors’ hands behind their backs”, the AMA says.

The AMA has urged the MBS Review Taskforce to abandon its plans to add extra requirements to MBS items for scans deemed to be susceptible to overservicing, such as lower back imaging.