Salisbury Foundation Trust

FOI_5831

Internal Reference Number: FOI_5831

Date Request Received: 11/09/2020 11:10:43

Date Request Replied To: 06/11/2020 11:11:48

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Request Summary: turnaround targets

Request Category: Researcher

 
Question Number 1:
What proportion of emergency department images (x-ray, CT, MRI) were reported within the four-hour target* in December 2018 and December 2019, categorised by each examination?
* Four-hour turnaround time for emergency department patients in line with In line with NHSE’s four-hour A&E wait time standard
 
Answer To Question 1:
Notes: Includes all X-ray, CT, MRIs whether or not they were on the same attendance. Even if X-ray/CT/MRI was outwith the 4hrs it does not necessarily mean the attendance was a breach.
Overall there are low volumes of MRIs performed as part of A&E attendances

December 2018
Proportion of X-rays reported within 4hrs = 74.5%
Proportion of CT reported within 4hrs = 57.9%
Proportion of MRI reported within 4hrs = 50.0%

December 2019
Proportion of X-rays reported within 4hrs = 76.7%
Proportion of CT reported within 4hrs = 60.3%
Proportion of MRI reported within 4hrs = 50.0%
 
Question Number 2:
What proportion of inpatient images (x-ray, CT, MRI) were reported within the 24-hour target**, in December 2018 and December 2019, categorised by each examination.
** 24-hour reporting turnaround time for inpatient images, corresponding with NHS clinical standards for non-urgent inpatients
 
Answer To Question 2:
Please refer to website: https://www.england.nhs.uk/statistics/statistical-work-areas/diagnostic-imaging-dataset/
 
Question Number 3:
How many radiology examinations (CT, MRI, x-ray) did your organisation conduct in 2018, 2019 and the first six months of 2020. Please can you provide the total number for each examination category for each year.
 
Answer To Question 3:
Please refer to website: https://www.england.nhs.uk/statistics/statistical-work-areas/diagnostic-imaging-dataset/
 
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