|Retention of radiology transitory record|
|Written by Dr M F Creagh|
A Record is anything that contains information which has been created/gathered by an employee.
Images generated by the Department are considered Transitory; they are not part of the Permanent Patient Record. The contribution of the Department of Radiology to the Permanent Patient Record represents the Radiology Report which is a written document generated by an employee (usually a Radiologist) on the basis of an analysis of the Transitory Record.
Nevertheless the Transitory Record is of value and every effort should be made to retain the Transitory Record for as long as reasonably possible, noting that throughout the retention period there is a duty to take due care of the Transitory Record. This must be balanced against the need to provide a responsive, manageable archive for the Transitory Record (Film Library) which is efficient and cost effective.
|Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 May 2010 14:12|