The computer-based cumulative report

Improvement in quality and efficiency

Paul S. Wheeler, Samuel Raymond

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Abstract

A cumulative radiology report, like clinical progress notes, contains a listing of examinations and findings in chronologic order. Word processing is the most efficient way to create such a report, with follow-up examinations handled as additions to an existing document. Since 1988, cumulative reports on 127 cases involving 483 examinations have been made for a long-term industrial chest radiology survey by using a personal computer and custom software that employs minimum keystrokes to manage files. The results were as follows: (a) Quality improved operationally owing to routine auditing of prior information. (b) Efficiency improved owing to computer speed and software functions that included a refined "last in-first out" index and user-defined macros. (c) The radiologist saved time by not having to reiterate previously reported findings that were unchanged. This method is ideal for long-term surveys and could be a useful option for follow-up examinations in general.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)355-357
Number of pages3
JournalRadiology
Volume182
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1992

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Keywords

  • Computers
  • Radiology and radiologists, departmental management
  • Radiology reporting systems

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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Wheeler, P. S., & Raymond, S. (1992). The computer-based cumulative report: Improvement in quality and efficiency. Radiology, 182(2), 355-357.

The computer-based cumulative report : Improvement in quality and efficiency. / Wheeler, Paul S.; Raymond, Samuel.

In: Radiology, Vol. 182, No. 2, 02.1992, p. 355-357.

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Wheeler, PS & Raymond, S 1992, 'The computer-based cumulative report: Improvement in quality and efficiency', Radiology, vol. 182, no. 2, pp. 355-357.
Wheeler, Paul S. ; Raymond, Samuel. / The computer-based cumulative report : Improvement in quality and efficiency. In: Radiology. 1992 ; Vol. 182, No. 2. pp. 355-357.
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