Falling prey to the sunk cost bias: a potential harm of patient radiation dose histories

Radiology. 2012 Jun;263(3):626-8. doi: 10.1148/radiol.12112459.


Although patient dose histories will make valuable contributions to quality improvement and research initiatives, care must be taken to avoid misuse by physicians when making imaging decisions for individual patients.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural

MeSH terms

  • Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • Decision Making*
  • Humans
  • Linear Models
  • Medical History Taking*
  • Patient Safety
  • Radiation Dosage*
  • Radiometry / methods*
  • Registries
  • Risk Assessment
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed / adverse effects*
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed / statistics & numerical data*