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Table 3 Pilot Survey on uptake of European BSS Directive (2013/59 Euratom) requirements with particular focus on clinical audit in European radiology departments

From: The Current Status of Uptake of European BSS Directive (2013/59/Euratom) Requirements – Results of a Pilot Survey in European Radiology Departments with a Focus on Clinical Audit

DRLs - Diagnostic Reference Levels Has this requirement been implemented in your department? Does your department have a programme in place to audit this requirement? Is a regular re-audit carried out or planned?
Yes No In development N/A (no DRLs in place or planned) Answered Skipped Yes No In development N/A (no DRLs in place or planned) Answered Skipped Yes No In development Answered Skipped
DRLs established for typical radiodiagnostic examinations (X-ray) 49 (81.67%) 8 (13.33%) 3 (5.00%)   60 6 45 (88.24%) 4 (7.84%) 2 (3.92%)   51 15 45 (88.24%) 4 (7.84%) 2 (3.92%) 51 15
DRLs established for high-dose radiodiagnostic examinations (interventional radiology/CT) 57 (95.00%) 1 (1.67%) 2 (3.33%)   60 6 55 (93.22%) 3 (5.08%) 1 (1.69%)   59 7 54 (91.53%) 3 (5.08%) 2 (3.39%) 59 7
Consistency of DRLs in use in your department with current European recommendations (where available, note recent publication of paediatric DRLs) 49 (81.67%) 3 (5.00%) 7 (11.67%) 1 (1.67%) 60 6 49 (90.74%) 2 (3.70%) 3 (5.56%) 0 54 12 47 (87.04%) 3 (5.56%) 4 (7.41%) 54 12
Regular review of DRLs 54 (90.00%) 1 (1.67%) 4 (6.67%) 1 (1.67%) 60 6 48 (82.76%) 4 (6.90%) 6 (10.34%) 0 58 8 48 (82.76%) 4 (6.90%) 6 (10.34%) 58 8
Procedures for local review where DRLs consistently exceed recommendations and where corrective action is taken 51 (85.00%) 1 (1.67%) 8 (13.33%)   60 6 48 (82.76%) 3 (5.17%) 7 (12.07%) 0 58 8 47 (81.03%) 5 (8.62%) 6 (10.34%) 58 8