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A systematic review on radiology services quality indicators


Almalki, Abdullah A. and Abdul Manaf, Rosliza and Juni, Muhamad Hanafiah and Kadir @ Shahar, Hayati and Mohd Noor, Noramaliza and Gabbad, Abdelsafi Abbas Mohammed (2017) A systematic review on radiology services quality indicators. International Journal of Public Health and Clinical Sciences, 4 (1). pp. 11-27. ISSN 2289-7577

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Introduction: Services quality in radiology department became a concern of stakeholders. Quality of the service increases the consumer and provider benefits. Those benefits include services reputation improvement, increase loyalty, improve cost-effectiveness, and reduce dose of radiation. The aim of the study is to review related scientific articles that discussed radiology services indicators and to find out the gaps among those studies. Methods: A systematic search was performed utilising four electronic database which are, Pub-med, Science Direct, Medline and CINAHL using the keywords “radiology” and “indicators”. The included studies are those published until June of 2016, written in English, conducted on different diagnostic imaging sections and evaluated the quality of radiology services. Studies on therapeutic radiology, disease, pharmaceutical, or studies that examined technical effect of a particular equipment on a disease diagnosis were excluded. Results: A total of 33 scientific articles were identified. Of these, only 14 studies were eligible and included. Three of them discussed on discrepancy rate indicators, while two studies measured the repetition rate. Four discussed on report turnaround time, three was on dose of radiation, and the last was discussing on indicator and uses of them. Conclusion: Various types of indicators were used to measure quality in radiology services, mostly focussing on the process indicators. These studies indicate and emphasized on importance of quality control indicators in radiology department.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine and Health Science
Publisher: Community Health Society Malaysia
Keywords: Radiology; Quality indicators; Service improvement; Discrepancy rate; Report turnaround time; Repetition rate; Dose of radiation
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2017 17:35
Last Modified: 04 Aug 2017 17:35
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