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dc.contributor.authorWeldon, Jeremy
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-27T15:44:07Z
dc.date.available2017-06-27T15:44:07Z
dc.date.issued2016-08-01
dc.identifier.citationWeldon , J 2016 , ' Skeletal survey quality in non-accidental injury – A single site evaluation of the effects of imaging checklists ' , Radiography , vol. 22 , no. 3 , pp. e159-e165 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.radi.2016.04.009
dc.identifier.issn1078-8174
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 10913804
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dc.identifier.otherScopus: 84975784440
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2299/18583
dc.descriptionThis document is the Accepted Manuscript version of the following article: J. Weldon, and R. Price, 'Skeletal survey quality in non-accidental injury - A single site evaluation of the effects of imaging checklists', Radiography, Vol. 22 (3): e159-e165, August 2016. This manuscript version is made available under the terms of the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/. The Version of Record is available online at doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.radi.2016.04.009. © 2016 The College of Radiographers. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
dc.description.abstractAbstractAims Evidence suggests ongoing practice variability in the quality of skeletal survey examinations for non-accidental injury. The purpose of the study was to investigate the effects on examination quality following the implementation of imaging checklists. Method A retrospective evaluation of skeletal survey examinations was carried out on studies performed between January 2007 and November 2014 at a large District General Hospital Trust. Longitudinal assessment was undertaken over three periods, before and following the introduction of two versions of imaging checklists, following modifications. Examinations were assessed and scored using three measures for completeness and quality employing a modified established scoring system against a professional body national standards document. Results A total of 121 examinations met the inclusion criteria, all quality assessment measures showed improvements between each period. Examination completeness increased from median of 13 projections, to 20 throughout the three periods. Mann Whitney u Tests showed significant differences between each period. The mean combined anatomy score reduced from 3.11 to 1.10 throughout the three periods. Independent t Tests and Mann Whitney u Tests showed a significant decrease throughout the study period. Total percentage examination quality increased from median 44–83% throughout the three periods. Independent t Tests also showed significant differences between each period. Conclusion The use of imaging checklists to improve quality and to support the optimal acquisition of the non-accidental injury skeletal survey shows encouraging results. However, further work is needed to optimise content and the use of checklists in practice.en
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dc.titleSkeletal survey quality in non-accidental injury – A single site evaluation of the effects of imaging checklistsen
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Health and Social Work
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Allied Health Professions and Midwifery
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dc.relation.schoolSchool of Health and Social Work
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dcterms.dateAccepted2016-04-18
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