Recently this year, after concerns about the standard of work done by a radiologist who worked in many communities throughout the state, the Ministry of Health and health authorities undertook reviews of radiology from British Columbia.
The review, commissioned at June 2017, analyzed the factors that resulted in this episode in addition to progress made on the recommendations out of the 2011 Cochrane review. Radiology services in hospital have made radiology a linchpin in Concise and Confident patient Investigations.
The review discovered that this episode was different than people who triggered the 2011 review. Additionally, it notes that work was done to enhance and standardize licensing, credentialing and privileging of all radiologists — all concentrates of this Cochrane review.
Of those Cochrane recommendations, 22 of the 35 are full or mostly full, eight are penalized, and five aren't done. The affected health authorities also undertook reviews of experiments done by the radiologist. Interior Health, Island Health, Northern Health and Vancouver Coastal Health examined over 13,000 pictures for clinical trials after the issue has been identified. All affected patients and their doctors are contacted.
Interior Health reviewed 2,190 medical pictures and found that a 6 percent discrepancy rate. Seven patients wanted followup care.
It's very important to be aware that a medical discrepancy doesn't necessarily imply treatment for patients could have been shifted or adverse health effects may have happened. All clinical trials were called back to the purchasing practitioner, who decided if there wasn't any clinical effect on the individual.