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Value-Based Pre-Operative Chest Radiography

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Francine Jacobson, MD, MPH, Radiologist, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Assistant Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School

Angela Bader, MD, MPH, Professor of Anesthesia, Harvard Medical School, Director, Wiener Center for Preoperative Evaluation, Brigham & Women's Hospital

Designation Statement: The American College of Radiology designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. You must achieve a minimum score of 80% to receive credit. Estimated time to complete the enduring material is 30 minutes.

Only physicians are eligible to be awarded AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. The AMA defines physicians as those individuals who have obtained an MD, DO, or equivalent medical degree from another country.

Statement of Competency: This activity is designed to address the following ABMS/ACGME competencies: interpersonal & communication skills and medical knowledge.

Accreditation Statement: The American College of Radiology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Disclosure Statement: In compliance with ACCME requirements and guidelines, the ACR has developed a policy for review and disclosure of potential conflicts of interest, and a method of resolution if a conflict does exist. The ACR maintains a tradition of scientific integrity and objectivity in its educational activities. In order to preserve this integrity and objectivity, all individuals participating as planners, presenters, moderators, and evaluators in an ACR educational activity or an activity jointly sponsored by the ACR must appropriately disclose any financial relationship with a commercial organization that may have an interest in the content of the educational activity.

The following faculty indicated that they have no relevant financial relationships related to the presentation of this material:

Francine Jacobson, MD, MPH

Angela Bader, MD, MPH

ACR staff have indicated that they have no relevant financial relationships related to this educational activity.

Renewal Date: June 1, 2019

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