Quality Assurance in Interventional Radiology: Post-procedural Care
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Purpose of Review
To review best practices to improve the quality of patient service in the field of interventional radiology after performing the procedure.
The aim of this paper is to highlight aspects of post-procedural care such as effective communication, post-procedural management of the patient, handling of obtained specimens, post-procedural follow-up, tracking outcomes, and education to assist the interventionalist in providing comprehensive quality post-procedural care.
Post-procedural communication, follow-up, and outcome tracking are essential elements in the quality assurance of an Interventional Radiology service.
KeywordsQuality assurance Patient-centered care Interventional Radiology clinic Patient education Follow-up
The authors would like to thank Dr. Ali N. Harb for reviewing their manuscript.
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Conflict of interest
Madheea Siddiqi, Tarek Jazmati, and Piotr Kisza each declare no potential conflicts of interest. Hani Abujudeh is a section editor for Current Radiology Reports.
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This article does not contain any studies with human or animal subjects performed by any of the authors.
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