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Lower Saxony study shows high quality X-rays:

This article was originally published in Clinica

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X-ray diagnostics in the German federal state of Lower Saxony are of extremely high quality, claims the region's doctors association (KVN). Last year, the KVN commissioned a random examination of 143 practices and some 5,500 X-ray results, according to guidelines on "criteria and quality assessment in X-ray diagnostics" from the federal committee of doctors and sickness funds. Results showed that 106 of the practices operated with a high level of quality and received no complaints. A further 36 recorded a low number of complaints, but only one practice was found to be operating at a substandard level. The doctor has been warned by the KVN, which will refuse to reimburse the practice if does not raise its standard within six months.

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