As of February 1, 2018, the new MRI Requisition form is mandatory, and the Appropriateness Checklists are also mandatory in order to book an MRI of the knee or spine.
In the fall of 2016, the South West LHIN approved the Medical Imaging Integrated Care (MIIC) Project with a mandate to improve both patient access and appropriateness of medical imaging services in the LHIN, starting with MRI imaging.
Based on medical literature, including Choosing Wisely recommendations, radiological standards and specific surgical referral requirements, a new standard South West LHIN MRI referral form, and new Appropriateness Checklists for MRI studies of the knee and spine have been developed.
Electronic versions of the forms are available for download on the South West Primary Care Alliance website (www.swpca.ca). If you are using a different EMR system or are a paper-based office, the PDF versions of the form are also available for download from the South West Primary Care Alliance website.
You can also find informational videos surrounding this implementation at www.swpca.ca. Please refer to this website for any questions or more information you may need. MRI stands for Magnetic Resonance Imaging. MRI
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