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Evaluation of the impact of a brief educational message on clinicians' awareness of risks of ionising-radiation exposure in imaging investigations: a pilot pre-post intervention study.
BACKGROUND: In the context of increasing availability of computed tomography (CT) scans, judicious use of ionising radiation is a priority to minimise the risk of future health problems. Hence, education of clinicians on ...
Patients' attitudes towards cost feedback to doctors to prevent unnecessary testing: a qualitative focus group study
OBJECTIVES: There is a need to improve efficiency in healthcare delivery without compromising quality of care. One approach is the development and evaluation of behavioural strategies to reduce unnecessary use of common ...
Non-invasive assessment of Portal Hypertension Using Quantitative Magnetic Resonance Imaging.
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Hepatic venous pressure gradient (HVPG) measurement is currently the only validated technique to accurately evaluate changes in portal pressure. In this study, we evaluate the use of non-contrast ...
The radiological management of pseudoaneurysms complicating pancreatitis.
CONTEXT: Pseudoaneurysms associated with pancreatitis are rare, and bleeding pseudoaneurysms are associated with a high mortality. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to report the outcomes of endovascular and percutaneous ...
Development and evaluation of a brief educational cartoon on trainee clinicians' awareness of risks of ionising-radiation exposure: a feasibility pre-post intervention study of a novel educational tool to promote patient safety
Background: Over recent decades, CT scans have become routinely available and are used in both acute medical and outpatient environments. However, there is a small increase in the risk of adverse consequences, including ...
Demand for CT scans increases during transition from paediatric to adult care: An observational study from 2009 to 2015.
OBJECTIVE: Avoiding unnecessary radiation exposure is a clinical priority in children and young adults. We aimed to explore demand for CT scans in a busy general hospital with particular interest in the period of transition ...