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Table 1 National Societies audit survey results

From: The current status of radiological clinical audit - an ESR Survey of European National Radiology Societies

Q1 Yes - high priority No - but becoming more important No - not currently    
Is the promotion and development of clinical audit currently a high priority in your national society? 15 (41.67%) 17 (47.22%) 4 (11.11%)    
Q2 Yes No In development / under consideration    
Do you have an administrative facility within your national society responsible for the promotion and development of clinical audit? 8 (22.22%) 19 (52.78%) 9 (25.00%)    
Q3 Yes No Partial - some, not all    
Do you have a functional means of communication (post, email, fax) with all radiology departments in your country? 26 (72.22%) 1 (2.78%) 9 (25.00%)    
Q4 Yes No Yes - but not regularly    
Do you communicate on a regular basis with - and receive feedback/comments from radiology departments in your country e.g. announcement of new developments, guidelines, standards? 13 (36.11%) 4 (11.11%) 19 (52.78%)    
Q5 Yes No Some, not all Don't know   
Do radiology departments in your country have adequately resourced and funded internal administrative support to support departmental participation in clinical audit? 4 (11.11%) 14 (38.89%) 15 (41.67%) 3 (8.33%)   
Q6 Central government Local government National society Internal departmental resources Industry / private finance Other payer
If the answer to question 5 is "yes", departmental audit is funded and supported, what is the usual source of this funding (you may tick more than one response)? 5 (20.83%) 7 (29.17%) 4 (16.67%) 13 (54.17%) 3 (12.50%) 3 (12.50%)
Q7 Yes, all departments - led by national society Partial, some departments - led by national society Yes / partial - national society does not lead No   
Is there a co-ordinated national programme of clinical audit in your country involving all radiology departments? 4 (11.11%) 6 (16.67%) 12 (33.33%) 14 (38.89%)   
Q8 Yes No (skip to Q10)     
The ESR sees development and support of clinical audit as a high priority - the first edition of Esperanto, the ESR Clinical Audit Guide, was sent to national societies in Europe in 2017. Is your national society aware of this publication? 24 (66.67%) 12 (33.33%)     
Q9 Yes - sent to all Yes - partial distribution No - but proposed No - and not proposed N/A Unaware of this publication
Has your national society distributed the ESR Esperanto Clinical Audit Guide to radiology departments in your country? 3 (12.50%) 5 (20.83%) 3 (12.50%) 9 (37.50%) 4 (16.67%) 0
Q10 Yes - mainly positive Yes - mixed Yes - mainly negative No   
Has your national society had feedback from radiology departments on Esperanto? 1 (2.78%) 2 (5.56%) 0 33 (91.67%)   
Q11 Yes Potentially No - not at this time    
In principle would your national society support a pan European survey involving all eligible radiology departments (departmental identity kept confidential) evaluating compliance with any national regulatory requirements in place and intended to transpose Council Directive 2013/59/Euratom (BSSD) requirements? 21 (58.33%) 12 (33.33%) 3 (8.33%)    
Q12 Yes Potentially - but internal investment needed No - not at this time    
If a pan European survey was proposed, does your national society have the necessary infrastructure and administrative resources to support this project? 3 (8.33%) 20 (55.56%) 13 (36.11%)    
Q13 legal requirement with regulatory oversight legal requirement with no specific oversight or checking no specific provision at the moment    
How has the Euratom requirement that "clinical audits are carried out in accordance with national procedures" been transposed into national law in your country? 10 (27.78%) 10 (27.78%) 16 (44.44%)    
Q14 hospital-based responsibility departmental responsibility individual pratictioner responsibility    
How do your national procedures regulate responsibility for clinical audit? 16 (44.44%) 15 (41.67%) 5 (13.89%)    
Total rates Response No Response Total    
ESR National Societies 36 11 47 (as of Nov. 2018 - 48 national societies in total)