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RESEARCH ARTICLE

Quality Assurance Program in Radiodiagnosis in a Tertiary Care Hospital in India

Pankaj Arora

Citation Information : Arora P. Quality Assurance Program in Radiodiagnosis in a Tertiary Care Hospital in India. Int J Res Foundation Hosp Healthc Adm 2013; 1 (1):8-12.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10035-1002

Published Online: 01-12-2013

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2013; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Context

The specialty of radiodiagnosis has been revolutionized by the advent of technology. This has put additional onus on the practitioners to maintain strict quality control to improve efficiency, lower exposure as well as cost.

Aims

The aim of the study is to determine quality assurance program in radiodiagnosis in order to identify the gaps and possible avenues of improvement.

Settings and design

The cross-sectional study was conducted in a tertiary care hospital in India in the second half of calendar year 2008.

Materials and methods

The department did not have a defined and documented quality assurance program. Hence, the factors which are part of such a QAP were identified and the practices in the department against those factors were compared. The scoring was done based on the degree of compliance; complete, partial or no compliance.

Results

A total of 23 parameters/subparameters were evaluated to find out the extent of quality assurance program being implemented in the study setting. Out of maximum 230, a score of 135 was achieved by the department.

Conclusion

The department of radiodiagnosis in the tertiary care institute need to institute a QAP for improving the quality and efficiency for better utilization of resources.

Key messages

Quality Assurance Program must be instituted in different departments, Radio diagnosis in the instant case, for efficient utilization, quality output and effective cost control. All these will contribute to patient safety practices.

How to cite this article

Arora P. Quality Assurance Program in Radiodiagnosis in a Tertiary Care Hospital in India. Int J Res Foundation Hosp Healthc Adm 2013;1(1):8-12.


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