Cost-effectiveness of magnetic resonance imaging of the knee for patients presenting in primary care

DAMASK (Direct Access to Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Assessment for Suspect Knees) Trial Team, Stephen Derek Brealey, David John Torgerson, Helen Cox, Veronica Mary Morton

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Musculoskeletal problems generate high costs. Of these disorders, patients with knee problems are commonly seen by GPs. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the knee is an accurate diagnostic test, but there is uncertainty as to whether GP access to MRI for these patients is a cost-effective policy.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e10-6
Number of pages4
JournalThe British journal of general practice : the journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners
Issue number556
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2008


  • Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • Early Diagnosis
  • Family Practice
  • Humans
  • Knee Injuries
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Questionnaires
  • Referral and Consultation

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