Australia recommends fewer scans in pregnancy
This article was originally published in Clinica
Australia's new guidelines on the best use of ultrasound in obstetrics could generate savings of Aus$10-15 million ($7.7- 11.5 million) annually. The guidelines were drawn up in response to concerns within the medical profession that the government might impose cost controls on ultrasound use, reports Australian Medicine. Australia currently spends some Aus$40 million each year on obstetric ultrasound.