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Journal Article > Study
Radiologist-initiated double reading of abdominal CT: retrospective analysis of the clinical importance of changes to radiology reports.
Lauritzen PM, Andersen JG, Stokke MV, et al. BMJ Qual Saf. 2016;25:595-603.
Repeat interpretation of radiological images is known to yield more accurate diagnosis. Investigators interpreted more than 1000 abdominal CT scans twice and found clinically significant changes on the second read in 14% of cases. The authors suggest that using expert second radiology interpretation may enhance diagnostic accuracy.
Journal Article > Commentary
Pronovost PJ, Berenholtz SM, Goeschel CA, et al. Health Serv Res. 2006;41:1599-1617.
High-reliability organizations (eg, the aviation industry) have developed methods for achieving safety despite hazardous conditions. This study describes the development of a framework to achieve high reliability in the intensive care unit (ICU) context and discusses its application to the problem of preventing catheter-related bloodstream infections. The framework is based on a previously published method for evaluating safety interventions; the key elements include selecting measurable outcomes, applying evidence-based interventions, ensuring the intervention reaches all patients, and improving the overall culture of safety. The investigators applied this approach in ICUs in Michigan and achieved significant reductions in the incidence of catheter-related bloodstream infections.