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J Korean Radiol Soc. 2008 May;58(5):543-548. Korean. Original Article. https://doi.org/10.3348/jkrs.2008.58.5.543
Choi YH , Jae HJ , Shin CI , Song SJ , Cha WC , Na DG .
Department of Radiology, Seoul National University Hospital, Korea. jhj@radiol.snu.ac.kr
Emergency Medicine, Seoul National University Hospital, Korea.
Abstract

PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to assess the clinician satisfaction of a newly introduced around-the-clock radiology coverage system for the emergency department. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Seventeen emergency physicians (8 board certified physicians, 9 residents) were invited to fill out a survey pertaining to the newly introduced radiology coverage system for the emergency department. The questionnaire included 10 questions covering three major topics. The first topic related to the around-the-clock radiology coverage by two full-time radiology residents. The second topic focused on the preliminary interpretations of radiology residents. The last topic included the interpretation assistance system by board-certified radiologists. The answers to each question were assessed using a scoring system of 1 to 5. RESULTS: The mean satisfaction score of the around-the-clock radiology coverage system by the two full-time radiology residents was 4.6 (range 3-5). The mean score for the preliminary interpretation system by the radiology residents was 4.8 (range 4-5). The score for the reliability of the preliminary versus the final interpretations was 4.1 (range 4-5). Lastly, the mean score for the interpretation assistance system by board-certified radiologists was 4.9 (range 4-5). CONCLUSION: The results of this study indicate a high satisfaction rating among clinicians' of the new around-the-clock radiology coverage system for the emergency department.

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