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dc.contributor.authorSnaith, Beverly*
dc.contributor.authorMilner, R.C.*
dc.contributor.authorHarris, Martine A.*
dc.date.accessioned2018-04-27T14:23:10Z
dc.date.available2018-04-27T14:23:10Z
dc.date.issued2016-11
dc.identifier.citationSnaith B, Milner RC and Harris MA (2016) Beyond image interpretation: Capturing the impact of radiographer advanced practice through activity diaries. Radiography. 22(4): e233-e238.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/15691
dc.descriptionNoen_US
dc.description.abstractThere is limited evidence of the impact of radiographers working in advanced roles beyond task substitution. This study reviews the contribution of advanced (and consultant) practitioner radiographers to service delivery whilst reporting radiographs and demonstrates the impact this has on patients and staff, both internal and external to the imaging department. The study was a prospective exploratory study using activity diaries to allow interval sampling when individuals were rostered to report. Data was coded using a compiled list of activities and recorded in 15-min intervals over the period of one week. Thirteen radiographers who independently report radiographs participated across 6 locations in a busy multisite English National Health Service (NHS) Trust. Radiographers reported the majority of the examinations during the study period (n = 4512/5671; 79.6%). The total number of coded activities recorded over the study period was 1527, equating to 380.5 relative hours. The majority of available time was spent reporting, including dictating and verifying the reports of colleagues or trainees, although 69.5% of reporting time was interrupted. Based upon the hours of reporting there was an average of 19.3 reports (patient episodes) produced per hour. Direct patient care tasks and support for staff in decision making were regularly documented. Supplementary tasks included administrative activity, amendments to rotas, preparing presentations and documenting incidents identified during reporting. This study has demonstrated the breadth and complexity of the activities performed by advanced practice radiographers. The findings confirm their role in supporting service delivery beyond image interpretation.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.relation.isreferencedbyhttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.radi.2016.07.005en_US
dc.subjectAdvanced practiceen_US
dc.subjectRadiographeren_US
dc.subjectReportingen_US
dc.subjectActivity diaryen_US
dc.subjectImpacten_US
dc.subjectRadiologyen_US
dc.titleBeyond image interpretation: Capturing the impact of radiographer advanced practice through activity diariesen_US
dc.status.refereedYesen_US
dc.date.Accepted2016-07-22
dc.date.application2016-08-12
dc.typeArticleen_US
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