In June 2013, Sectra asked 78 US referring physicians and 78 US radiologists to give their views of the process of ordering studies and communicating results. The aim was to understand how communication between radiologists and referring physicians can be improved and as a result increase the overall efficiency of the healthcare chain.
The survey shows that increased communication is clearly seen as important by both radiologists and referring physicians. It also indicates that there are several ways of increasing efficiency by improving both how studies are ordered and how results are communicated. The views of referring physicians and radiologists differ somewhat. Referring physicians often see both ordering of studies and communication of reports as a bigger challenge than radiologists. The responses from radiologists and referring physicians in the 2013 report can be summarized in the following needs:
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