Acta Med Port 2017 Sep 29;30(9):628-632. Epub 2017 Sep 29.
Serviço de Imagiologia. Centro Hospitalar de Setúbal. Setúbal. Portugal.
: The purpose of this study was to understand the reasons and quantify the number of ultrasounds and computed tomographies that are potentially wasted in the hospital emergency in our institution, and the importance that the radiologist can have in the management and screening of these exams.Material And Methods
: It was decided that urgent tests that were pending for more than seven days would be the object of analysis as to why they were not performed, consulting the electronic medical records. Six causes were used to cancel the requests: 'Changing the patient's status', 'Patient's withdrawal, refusal or abandonment', 'Patient's death'; 'No criteria or contraindicated', 'Lack of human resources' and 'Mistaken request'. Read More