The relationship between oncologists and peripheral hospital radiologists in the North-West of England.

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10541/80254
Title:
The relationship between oncologists and peripheral hospital radiologists in the North-West of England.
Authors:
Bungay, Peter M; Carrington, Bernadette M; Corgie, Delphine; Eardley, Anne
Abstract:
AIM: To audit the relationship between Cancer Centre oncologists visiting peripheral hospitals and peripheral hospital radiologists by assessing (i) oncologists' knowledge of local radiological services; (ii) oncologists' perceptions of peripheral radiological services; (iii) peripheral radiologist's perceptions of oncologists; (iv) barriers to communication. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A postal questionnaire was sent to all radiology departments visited by an oncologist, and to all medical and clinical oncologists from two regional oncology centres. RESULTS: The response rate was 100% (21 peripheral hospital radiology departments and all 35 oncologists). (i) Oncologists' knowledge of peripheral hospital imaging modalities was limited (especially MRI and intervention). (ii) 72% of oncologists rated the peripheral hospital radiology service as excellent or good, 46% rated the radiology report quality excellent to good. Deficiencies in oncological reports were identified. (iii) 44% of radiologists thought the oncologist did not relate well with the local radiology department. 50% of radiologists did not know the visiting oncologist's specialist interest. (iv) 69% of oncologists did not regularly attend peripheral hospital clinico-radiological meetings. Lack of written and oral information was hampering both specialties. CONCLUSION: Communication between oncologists and the local radiology department should include: (1) information about local radiology services for visiting oncologists (including trainees) and on the oncology team for radiologists; (2) standardized report content; (3) improved clinical information for radiologists; (4) regular clinico-radiological meetings.
Affiliation:
Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Christie Hospital NHS Trust, Manchester, UK.
Citation:
The relationship between oncologists and peripheral hospital radiologists in the North-West of England. 2002, 57 (4):300-4 Clin Radiol
Journal:
Clinical Radiology
Issue Date:
Apr-2002
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10541/80254
DOI:
10.1053/crad.2001.0804
PubMed ID:
12014877
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0009-9260
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All Christie Publications

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dc.contributor.authorBungay, Peter M-
dc.contributor.authorCarrington, Bernadette M-
dc.contributor.authorCorgie, Delphine-
dc.contributor.authorEardley, Anne-
dc.date.accessioned2009-09-08T11:07:54Z-
dc.date.available2009-09-08T11:07:54Z-
dc.date.issued2002-04-
dc.identifier.citationThe relationship between oncologists and peripheral hospital radiologists in the North-West of England. 2002, 57 (4):300-4 Clin Radiolen
dc.identifier.issn0009-9260-
dc.identifier.pmid12014877-
dc.identifier.doi10.1053/crad.2001.0804-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10541/80254-
dc.description.abstractAIM: To audit the relationship between Cancer Centre oncologists visiting peripheral hospitals and peripheral hospital radiologists by assessing (i) oncologists' knowledge of local radiological services; (ii) oncologists' perceptions of peripheral radiological services; (iii) peripheral radiologist's perceptions of oncologists; (iv) barriers to communication. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A postal questionnaire was sent to all radiology departments visited by an oncologist, and to all medical and clinical oncologists from two regional oncology centres. RESULTS: The response rate was 100% (21 peripheral hospital radiology departments and all 35 oncologists). (i) Oncologists' knowledge of peripheral hospital imaging modalities was limited (especially MRI and intervention). (ii) 72% of oncologists rated the peripheral hospital radiology service as excellent or good, 46% rated the radiology report quality excellent to good. Deficiencies in oncological reports were identified. (iii) 44% of radiologists thought the oncologist did not relate well with the local radiology department. 50% of radiologists did not know the visiting oncologist's specialist interest. (iv) 69% of oncologists did not regularly attend peripheral hospital clinico-radiological meetings. Lack of written and oral information was hampering both specialties. CONCLUSION: Communication between oncologists and the local radiology department should include: (1) information about local radiology services for visiting oncologists (including trainees) and on the oncology team for radiologists; (2) standardized report content; (3) improved clinical information for radiologists; (4) regular clinico-radiological meetings.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectCanceren
dc.subject.meshAttitude of Health Personnel-
dc.subject.meshClinical Competence-
dc.subject.meshCommunication-
dc.subject.meshEngland-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshInterprofessional Relations-
dc.subject.meshMedical Audit-
dc.subject.meshMedical Oncology-
dc.subject.meshNeoplasms-
dc.subject.meshRadiology Department, Hospital-
dc.subject.meshTime Factors-
dc.subject.meshWaiting Lists-
dc.titleThe relationship between oncologists and peripheral hospital radiologists in the North-West of England.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Diagnostic Radiology, Christie Hospital NHS Trust, Manchester, UK.en
dc.identifier.journalClinical Radiologyen

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