Journal Article
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Impact of an educational initiative targeting non-radiologist staff on overall notification times of critical findings in radiology

Zapata JFO. Emergency radiology. 2019;26:593-600.

Delayed communication of critical radiological findings delays treatment initiation, can result in patient death, and constitutes a major source of medical malpractice litigation. This article documents the impact of an educational intervention aimed at reducing the time taken to inform patients of critical radiological findings. Statistically significant improvements in notification times were observed for both emergency and hospitalized patients after the intervention.