HomeLyceum of the Philippines – St. Cabrini Journal of Allied Medicinevol. 3 no. 2 (2019)

Factors Contributing to Errors in Radiographic Imaging

Ma. Regina M Agudo | April Joy A Estolano | Mikka Ella B Masajo | Dolores Pambid

 

Abstract:

Risk management in radiology is primarily developed and fostered to help safeguard patients, working personnel, and the entire organization. This research was conducted to determine the factors contributing to errors in radiographic imaging. Descriptive-correlational design was used to obtain information and determine relationship of professional and personal factors to the demographic profile. The study was conducted at the Philippine Orthopedic Center and the St. Frances Cabrini Medical Center. The data gathering tool used was an adapted researcher-made type consisting of several parts. The first part is the adapted tool, which is about professional and personal factors contributing to errors in radiographic imaging and the second part is self-made which is answerable by yes or no. Results show that majority of the respondents are aged 20 to 40 years old and are junior radiographers in their hospitals. Most of them finished bachelor’s degree with five to 10 years of service. Professional and personal factors have no significant relationship with the demographic profile in committing errors in radiographic imaging, except for the position in the hospital (for public hospitals). The higher the length of service the less they perform quality healthcare service due to familiarization in their workload.