Reference 2019-516

REF:            2019-516

Subject:        Radiology reporting

 

Request:

  1. What are the total number of studies undertaken by radiology over a 12-month period?
  2. What is the total number of studies that are currently unreported?
  3. What is the average turnaround time for studies?
  4. How many images are outsourced over a 12-month period?
  5. How much does the Trust spend on reporting outsourcing?

 

 

Response:

1. What are the total number of studies undertaken by radiology over a 12-month period? 253,261 examinations were undertaken in 2018/2019
2. What is the total number of studies that are currently unreported? As of 31st March 2019 the Trust had 981 examinations outstanding over 10 days
3. What is the average turnaround time for studies? Average turnaround for reporting of studies is variable dependant on examination type and patient type.
4. How many images are outsourced over a 12-month period? 8709 studies were outsourced in 2018/2019
5. How much does the Trust spend on reporting outsourcing? £403,451 was spent in 2018/2019