The clinical practice of interventional radiology: a European perspective.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/127666
Title:
The clinical practice of interventional radiology: a European perspective.
Authors:
Keeling, Aoife N; Reekers, Jim A; Lee, Michael J
Affiliation:
Department of Academic Radiology, Beaumont Hospital, Beaumont Road, Dublin, 9, Ireland.
Citation:
The clinical practice of interventional radiology: a European perspective. 2009, 32 (3):406-11 Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol
Journal:
Cardiovascular and interventional radiology
Issue Date:
May-2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/127666
DOI:
10.1007/s00270-009-9503-0
PubMed ID:
19184195
Abstract:
The purpose of this study was to determine the current clinical environment in which interventional radiology (IR) is practiced throughout Europe. A survey, comprising 12 questions on IR clinical practice, was sent to 1800 CIRSE members. Members were asked to return one survey per department. Two hundred seventy-four departments returned completed questionnaires, 22% from the United Kingdom (n = 60), 11% from Germany (n = 30), 8% from Austria (n = 23), and the remainder spread over Europe. Experts, with more than 10 years of IR experience, comprised 74% of the survey group. Almost one-third of the radiologists dedicated more than 80% of their clinical sessions to IR alone (27%; n = 75), with two-thirds practicing in a university teaching hospital setting (66%; n = 179). Few institutions have dedicated IR inpatient hospital beds (17%; n = 46), however, to compensate, day case beds are available (31%), IR admitting rights are in place (64% overall, 86% for in-patients, and 89% for day cases), and elective IR admissions can be made through other clinicians (87%). IR outpatient clinics are run at 26% of departments, with an average of two sessions per week. Dedicated nurses staff the majority of IR suites (82%), but clinical junior doctors are lacking (46%). Hospital management's refusing access to beds was the most commonly cited reason for not developing a clinical IR service (41%). In conclusion, there is marked variation across European centers in the current practice of IR. Half do not have dedicated junior doctors and only a small minority have inpatient hospital beds. If IR is to be maintained as a dedicated clinical specialty, these issues need to be addressed urgently.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Clinical Competence; Europe; Humans; Physician's Practice Patterns; Questionnaires; Radiology, Interventional
ISSN:
1432-086X

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dc.contributor.authorKeeling, Aoife Nen
dc.contributor.authorReekers, Jim Aen
dc.contributor.authorLee, Michael Jen
dc.date.accessioned2011-04-07T10:09:42Z-
dc.date.available2011-04-07T10:09:42Z-
dc.date.issued2009-05-
dc.identifier.citationThe clinical practice of interventional radiology: a European perspective. 2009, 32 (3):406-11 Cardiovasc Intervent Radiolen
dc.identifier.issn1432-086X-
dc.identifier.pmid19184195-
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s00270-009-9503-0-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/127666-
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to determine the current clinical environment in which interventional radiology (IR) is practiced throughout Europe. A survey, comprising 12 questions on IR clinical practice, was sent to 1800 CIRSE members. Members were asked to return one survey per department. Two hundred seventy-four departments returned completed questionnaires, 22% from the United Kingdom (n = 60), 11% from Germany (n = 30), 8% from Austria (n = 23), and the remainder spread over Europe. Experts, with more than 10 years of IR experience, comprised 74% of the survey group. Almost one-third of the radiologists dedicated more than 80% of their clinical sessions to IR alone (27%; n = 75), with two-thirds practicing in a university teaching hospital setting (66%; n = 179). Few institutions have dedicated IR inpatient hospital beds (17%; n = 46), however, to compensate, day case beds are available (31%), IR admitting rights are in place (64% overall, 86% for in-patients, and 89% for day cases), and elective IR admissions can be made through other clinicians (87%). IR outpatient clinics are run at 26% of departments, with an average of two sessions per week. Dedicated nurses staff the majority of IR suites (82%), but clinical junior doctors are lacking (46%). Hospital management's refusing access to beds was the most commonly cited reason for not developing a clinical IR service (41%). In conclusion, there is marked variation across European centers in the current practice of IR. Half do not have dedicated junior doctors and only a small minority have inpatient hospital beds. If IR is to be maintained as a dedicated clinical specialty, these issues need to be addressed urgently.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subject.meshClinical Competence-
dc.subject.meshEurope-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshPhysician's Practice Patterns-
dc.subject.meshQuestionnaires-
dc.subject.meshRadiology, Interventional-
dc.titleThe clinical practice of interventional radiology: a European perspective.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Academic Radiology, Beaumont Hospital, Beaumont Road, Dublin, 9, Ireland.en
dc.identifier.journalCardiovascular and interventional radiologyen
dc.description.provinceLeinster-

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