Radiographers ’ actions and challenges when confronted with inappropriate radiology referrals

ConclusionRadiographers consult colleagues about suspected unjustified referrals. Effective communication pathways, training and time allocation to improve radiographers ’ skills to assess referrals may enhance appropriate imaging and delivery of quality patient care.Key Points• Radiographers’ actions of supplementing missing information in radiology referrals facilitate provision of high-quality health services.• Radiographers’ strategy when confronted with inappropriate referrals is to consult radiologists and referring clinicians.• Better inter-professional communication and organisation of tasks can facilitate radiographers’ participation in referral assessment to ensure appropriate imaging.
Source: European Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research