This reports comprises a national audit report into unreported x-rays in hospitals around the country. When the issue of unreported x-rays in Tallaght Hospital came to light during 2010, the HSE undertook to establish if similar backlogs existed in other hospitals around the country.
Out of a total of more than 2.5 million x-ray examinations each year across all 46 hospitals, the total number of x-rays which had not been reported on by a radiologist was 33,914. This represents less than 0.5% of all activity over the period (2008 – present) within radiology services nationwide.
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