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Radiology ES of, Societies EF of R. Insights Imaging. 2019;10:45.
Numerous factors affect safe imaging practice, including potential harms associated with radiation, staffing demands, and patient physical and psychological well-being. This policy statement provides multidisciplinary insights on safety themes in radiology that go beyond the core concern of inappropriate radiation exposure. The authors recommend tactics to reduce the risks related to data protection, service environment, teamwork, burnout, and training.
Kozhimannil KB. Health Aff (Millwood). 2018;37:1901-1904.
Maternal harm is a sentinel event that is gaining increased attention in both policy and clinical environments. In this commentary, the author relates her family history of maternal morbidity and mortality and advocates for enhancements in collecting data on maternal health outcomes, access to care, understanding of racial disparities, accountability, and listening to patients and families who have been impacted by unsafe maternal care.
Zygmont ME, Itri JN, Rosenkrantz AB, et al. Acad Radiol. 2017;24:263-272.
This review highlights key elements that enable research efforts to assess the current state of safety in radiology. The authors discuss safety culture, education, data infrastructure, incident reporting, and performance measures as specific areas of interest that require deeper understanding to improve the quality and safety of radiologic services.