Remissen som kommunikationsmedel mellan remittent och röntgenavdelningen: En litteraturstudie
Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Radiology is an accepted part of medical practice and is justified if the radiation dose is as low as reasonably achievable while it ensures desired diagnostic value. The unnecessary utilization of diagnostic modalities is often caused by reasons which could be eliminated with improved and more informative x-ray referrals. The x-ray referral should justify the required examination and a good anamnesis must be included, with important clinical data and a current request, to optimize the examination. Despite this the information in the referral is often insufficient, inaccurate and misleading. The overall aim of this literature study was to describe the deficiencies in the incoming data in X-ray referrals. According to the overall aim of the study two questions at issue where formulated and scientific support for these where searched. In this study 16 scientific articles are included. The articles in the analysis indicate a high frequency of referrals lacking justification in response to the required examination, and the occurrence of unnecessary and suboptimal diagnostic examinations due to lack of information in the referrals. Unspecified referral, poorly articulated inquires and incorrect choice of method complicated the diagnostic procedures and slowed down the workflow in the Department of radiology. To achieve improvement of the referrals education is required along with implementation of guidelines in the referents’ work setting.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 39 p.
Medicin, Radiografi, radiologi, röntgenremisser, Litteraturstudie
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-58992Local ID: f89fc9ca-eac1-47b2-8829-e39228117b94OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-58992DiVA: diva2:1032380
Subject / course
Student thesis, at least 15 credits
Diagnostic Radiology Nursing, bachelor's level
Validerat; 20120208 (anonymous)2016-10-042016-10-04Bibliographically approved