Reducing errant ordered radiology exams.
With grant funds, Providence Saint Patrick Hospital set out to reduce the occurrences of errant ordered radiology exams from clinicians. The goal was to also provide a tool that would assist in reducing unwarranted dose from diagnostic imaging modalities. An interactive web based utility for CT protocols was developed, which included ACR Appropriateness Criteria that was easy to use and maintain. The second stage of the program will be expanded to include more modalities, as well as to provide patients with a convenient source of information.
Providence Saint Patrick Hospital, USA. BDuman@saintpatrick.org
SourceRadiology management 34:1 pg 18-22; quiz 23-4
Organizational Case Studies
Quality Assurance, Health Care
Radiology Department, Hospital
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Pub Type(s)Journal Article