Provincial head medical imaging, Saskatoon
Project: Maintaining MRI low back imaging demand within the context of expanded ordering access to community physicians in Saskatoon
There is variation across Saskatchewan in the ability of Family Physicians to order MRI examinations. In most of the province, ordering is open to Family Physicians; however, in Saskatoon, the ability to order MRI is restricted to “specialists” only. As a result, there is pressure in Saskatoon to open up the ordering practice to Family Physicians. Dr. Weibe’s CQIP project focused on exploring the potential impact of changing the ordering policy in Saskatoon to align with the rest of the province.