Radiology discrepancies plaguing ED managers

ED Manag. 2005 Jul;17(7):76-8.

Abstract

ED manager can help focus attention on errors and pressure radiologists to improve their processes. Encourage the creation of a radiology process improvement program in your facility. Make sure every wet reading is documented in writing, so it becomes part of the permanent medical record. Insist that all discrepancies be reported to the ED. Document the events, and inform your patients.

MeSH terms

  • Communication
  • Diagnostic Errors / prevention & control*
  • Documentation
  • Emergency Service, Hospital / standards*
  • Humans
  • Night Care / standards
  • Problem Solving
  • Quality of Health Care
  • Radiology Department, Hospital / standards*
  • Risk Management*
  • Truth Disclosure
  • United States