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Title: Determining the need for after-hours diagnostic radiological reporting in emergency departments at public hospitals in South Africa: Perceptions of emergency physicians in KwaZulu-Natal
Authors: Chetty, Seshree 
Venter, Dalene 
Speelman, Aladdin 
Keywords: Emergency physician;radiographer;radiologist
Issue Date: 2020
Publisher: Elsevier
Source: Chetty, S., Venter, D., Speelman, A. 2020. Determining the need for after-hours diagnostic radiological reporting in emergency departments at public hospitals in South Africa: Perceptions of emergency physicians in KwaZulu-Natal. Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences. 51(3): 470-479. [https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmir.2020.06.007]
Journal: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences 
Abstract: Emergency departments in South African public hospitals have a high patient load after hours, with inadequate numbers of health care professionals available to satisfy patient influx. In addition, there is often no provision of after-hours diagnostic reporting services in public hospitals, to an extent that the emergency physician is responsible for interpreting all radiographic images requested themselves. Emergency physicians, in this study, can be described as any medical doctor registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa and working in the emergency department as a registrar or consultant physician because there were no physicians specialized in emergency medicine working at the hospitals selected for this study.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11189/8400
ISSN: 1939-8654
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmir.2020.06.007
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