The Cheshire & Merseyside Collaborative trainee-led on-call service: a review of safety and efficiency
McLeavy, C.M.; O'Mahony, E.; Wide, J.; Razzaq, F.; Rowlands, P.; Curtis, J.M.; Paton, D.; Chunara, M.H.; Porter, L.
Professor DAVID PATON DAVID.PATON@NOTTINGHAM.AC.UK
Professor of Industrial Economics
AIM: The Cheshire and Merseyside Collaborative is the largest registrar led on-call service in the UK. This study aims to assess its safety and efficiency based on discrepancy rates and time take to issue reports.
MATERIALS & METHODS: All studies reported by the collaborative in a 4-week period were evaluated for discrepancy and the time taken to issue a report. These figures were compared against the Royal Collage of Radiologists (RCR)guidelines and a recent national audit of discrepancy rates. The time take to report was measured against the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) and Trauma Audit Research Network (TARN) guidelines.
RESULTS: The overall discrepancy rates for the collaborative were 2.5% for minor discrepancies and 2.0% for major discrepancies which is within the RCR standard. The median time taken to issue a report was 30 minutes which is within the NICE and TARN 1-hour targets.
CONCLUSIONS: The Cheshire and Merseyside Collaborative on call service can be deemed a safe and efficient way of delivering an out-of-ours Radiology service.
McLeavy, C., O'Mahony, E., Wide, J., Razzaq, F., Rowlands, P., Curtis, J., …Porter, L. (2021). The Cheshire & Merseyside Collaborative trainee-led on-call service: a review of safety and efficiency. Clinical Radiology, 76(8), 615-620. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.crad.2021.04.017
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Acceptance Date||Apr 21, 2021|
|Online Publication Date||Jun 5, 2021|
|Deposit Date||Apr 11, 2022|
|Publicly Available Date||Jun 6, 2022|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|Keywords||Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and imaging; General Medicine|
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