Review of chest and X rays and CT scans

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/111515
Title:
Review of chest and X rays and CT scans
Other Titles:
reported by a Locum Consultant Radiologist at Louth Meath Hospitals from August 2006 to August 2007
Authors:
HSE North East Radiology Look-Back Review Steering Group
Publisher:
HSE North East Radiology Look-Back Review Steering Group
Issue Date:
Oct-2008
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/111515
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
From May to October 2008, a major review of chest radiographs (x-rays) and CT scans reported by an individual consultant locum radiologist was undertaken at Louth Meath Hospitals. The review was prompted by a missed diagnosis in a small number of patients who later died from lung cancer. The review re-assessed all of the chest x-rays and CT scans reported by the locum consultant radiologist while he worked at Drogheda and Navan Hospitals from August 2006 to August 2007. The review was carried out to establish whether any ongoing patient safety concerns were in existence, and to provide reassurance to these patients and to the hospital that their radiographs and scans had been read correctly. It involved reviewing 5,835 chest x-rays and 67 CT scans from a total of 4,936 patients.
Keywords:
RADIOGRAPHY; REVIEW; QUALITY CONTROL

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorHSE North East Radiology Look-Back Review Steering Groupen
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-21T10:24:16Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-21T10:24:16Z-
dc.date.issued2008-10-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/111515-
dc.descriptionFrom May to October 2008, a major review of chest radiographs (x-rays) and CT scans reported by an individual consultant locum radiologist was undertaken at Louth Meath Hospitals. The review was prompted by a missed diagnosis in a small number of patients who later died from lung cancer. The review re-assessed all of the chest x-rays and CT scans reported by the locum consultant radiologist while he worked at Drogheda and Navan Hospitals from August 2006 to August 2007. The review was carried out to establish whether any ongoing patient safety concerns were in existence, and to provide reassurance to these patients and to the hospital that their radiographs and scans had been read correctly. It involved reviewing 5,835 chest x-rays and 67 CT scans from a total of 4,936 patients.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherHSE North East Radiology Look-Back Review Steering Groupen
dc.subjectRADIOGRAPHYen
dc.subjectREVIEWen
dc.subjectQUALITY CONTROLen
dc.titleReview of chest and X rays and CT scansen
dc.title.alternativereported by a Locum Consultant Radiologist at Louth Meath Hospitals from August 2006 to August 2007en
dc.typeReporten
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