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- Nonsurgical Procedural Complications
Journal Article > Study
Badgery-Parker T, Pearson SA, Dunn S, Elshaug AG. JAMA Intern Med. 2019;179:499-505.
Overuse of unnecessary tests and procedures contributes to patient harm. In this cohort study, researchers found that patients who developed a hospital-acquired condition after undergoing a procedure that most likely should not have been performed had longer lengths of stay than patients who did not develop a hospital-acquired condition.
Journal Article > Commentary
Eaton DJ, Byrne JP, Cosgrove VP, Thomas SJ. Br J Radiol. 2018;91:20170863.
Inappropriate exposure to radiotherapy can result in significant patient harm. This commentary explores safety incidents in radiotherapy and highlights underdosing and positioning problems as important considerations for radiology practice. The authors review existing guidance and evolving United Kingdom policy efforts to enhance the safety in radiotherapy.