Quality and Safety in Emergency Radiology
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Purpose of Review
To review and outline problems and challenges in regard to patient safety along with solutions to overcome them.
Errors and discrepancies in radiology practice are disappointingly common. The estimated rate of errors is more than 5% in many targeted studies. This requires a detailed review of different types of errors in radiology and potential strategies to prevent them.
An effective health care delivery system relies heavily on high degrees of skill in professionalism and communication. Strategies to prevent errors and improve communication with physicians in the Emergency Department are helpful in providing quality patient care, thus also decreasing the chances of conflicts and litigation.
KeywordsQuality in emergency radiology Communication Safety in emergency radiology Errors in radiology Systemic approach to patient safety
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Conflict of interest
Devashri Shah, Omar Jamil, and R. Joshua Dym each declare no potential conflicts of interest.
Human and Animal Rights and Informed Consent
This article does not contain any studies with human or animal subjects performed by any of the authors.
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