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Table 5 Section 2: Structural points, key issue 4: Quality Management

From: European Society of Emergency Radiology: guideline on radiological polytrauma imaging and service (short version)

Key question: What does suitable quality management entail for the radiological care of polytrauma patients?
No Statement(s) Cons Grade Cons
2.4.1 Every radiological facility should establish targeted, individual quality management for the treatment of polytrauma 100%
strong
GPP
A
100%
strong
2.4.2 Such quality management ought to define, monitor and continuously improve defined meaningful indicators 100%
strong
GPP
B
100%
strong
2.4.3 Such a quality management ought to be integrated into and coordinated with a radiological as well as a clinical overall quality management 86%
normal
GPP
B
86%
normal
Literature: No literature search was conducted
Comments: Quality management has long been established in industry and is increasingly proving itself in medical applications. Quality management is desirable, but so far little suitable reliable information is available. More precise recommendation on quality management should be the subject of future research and also of radiological or clinical consensus conferences. As a first choice useful parameters may be: time-to CT-service; time of CT-service; time-to therapy; total dose; image quality; errors in first, second and third readings; number and frequency of morbidity and mortality conferences