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dc.contributor.authorMilner, R.C.*
dc.contributor.authorCulpan, Gary*
dc.contributor.authorSnaith, Beverly*
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-19T11:46:44Z
dc.date.available2016-10-19T11:46:44Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.citationMilner RC, Culpan G, Snaith B (2016) Radiographer reporting in the UK: is the current scope of practice limiting plain-film reporting capacity? British Journal of Radiology. 89(1065): 20160228.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/9982
dc.descriptionyesen_US
dc.description.abstractObjective: To update knowledge on individual radiographer contribution to plain-film reporting workloads; to assess whether there is scope to further increase radiographer reporting capacity within this area. Methods: Reporting radiographers were invited to complete an online survey. Invitations were posted to every acute National Health Service trust in the UK whilst snowball sampling was employed via a network of colleagues, ex-colleagues and acquaintances. Information was sought regarding the demographics, geographical location and anatomical and referral scope of practice. Results: A total of 259 responses were received. 15.1% and 7.7% of respondents are qualified to report chest and abdomen radiographs, respectively. The mean time spent reporting per week is 14.5 h (range 1–37.5). 23.6% of radiographers report only referrals from emergency departments whilst 50.6% of radiographers have limitations on their practice. Conclusion: The scope of practice of reporting radiographers has increased since previous studies; however, radiographer reporting of chest and abdomen radiographs has failed to progress in line with demand. There remain opportunities to increase radiographer capacity to assist the management of reporting backlogs. Advances in knowledge: This study is the first to examine demographic factors of reporting radiographers across the UK and is one of the largest in-depth studies of UK reporting radiographers, at individual level, to date.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.relation.isreferencedbyhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1259/bjr.20160228en_US
dc.rights© 2016 The Authors. Published by the British Institute of Radiology. Reproduced in accordance with the publisher's self-archiving policy.en_US
dc.rights© 2016 The Authors. Reproduced in accordance with the publisher's self-archiving policy.
dc.subjectRadiographer reporting; United Kingdom; Plain film reporting; Workloadsen_US
dc.titleRadiographer reporting in the UK: Is the current scope of practice limiting plain film reporting capacity?en_US
dc.status.refereedyesen_US
dc.date.Accepted2016-06-29
dc.date.application2016-08-02
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.type.versionpublished version paperen_US
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