Title

Discrepant Reporting Style Preferences Between Clinicians and Radiologists.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

11-24-2020

Publication Title

Current problems in diagnostic radiology

Abstract

RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: To compare preferences in reporting styles between radiologists and clinicians in structured vs unstructured reporting styles in order to facilitate better communication.

METHODS: An online survey was distributed to 5280 clinicians, radiologists, and physicians in training surveying respondent preference for three different reporting styles: expanded structured, minimized structured, and unstructured.

RESULTS: A 7.5% response rate was achieved. Overall, the expanded structured reporting style was the most preferred (47%, 186/394). This contrasted with radiologists who preferred the unstructured reporting style (41%), whereas nonradiologists preferred the expanded structured reporting style (51%; P < 0.001). There was significance in emergency medicine physicians preferring the minimized structured reporting style (51%, 27/43), whereas all other specialties preferred the expanded structured report (49%, 168/341; P = 0.0038).

DISCUSSION: There is a discrepant reporting style preference between clinicians and radiologists. A structured reporting style with expanded standard statements is preferred by most physicians. Radiologists could consider using a structured reporting style with minimized normal statements in the emergency room setting.

DOI

10.1067/j.cpradiol.2020.10.014

ISSN

1535-6302

PubMed ID

33272722

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