Journal Article

Communication errors in radiology—pitfalls and how to avoid them.

Waite S; Scott JM; Drexler I; Martino J; Legasto A; Gale B; Kolla S.

Communication failures affect safe care delivery across the spectrum of practice. This review highlights steps in the imaging cycle that are vulnerable to communication errors, such as clinical history taking, report compilation, and results notification. The authors provide recommendations for radiologists to reduce the potential for errors that will impact the timeliness and accuracy of care delivery.