"Canned" Macro Errors-Frustrating at times
Other day, was talking to surgeon friend of mine, who was commenting on another radiologist saying that he was not good, and he said he sometimes had "prostate" n the female patients ultrasound. I just smiled as i knew this was not his fault and was to do with careless review of transcribed report and probably has happened to all of us at some point of time in a busy practice. Another thing that i find difficult to manage sometimes is gall bladder in post cholecystectomy status and uterus in post hysterectomy status. Somehow they manage to get onto the reports where should not have been. Gradually, i replaced uterus/prostate with pelvic viscera to keep it safe. And made the GB line in macro as a blank line so that it does not go normal without my noting it. Although, on careful review it is obvious usually it is a typographical error, but trust me sometimes it is difficult to explain to a patient. Once a friend had a patient who had cholecystectomy and by mistake report had said gall bladder normal, and patient was suspicious that the surgeon did not remove it! and he had a hard time explaining. What are your views on this? All comments and experiences are welcome.
All that can be said is -
"WE NEED TO BE CAREFUL & WE NEED MORE TRAINED RADIOLOGY ASSISTANTS!"
"Canned" Macro Errors-Frustrating at times Reviewed by Sumer Sethi on Saturday, August 13, 2011 Rating: