in 2013 the Spanish Health Ministry organized a National "Not-to-do" campaing with all the National Scientific Comitees involved, asking them to select at least 5 Recommendations in order to implement them in our Health System.
• in 2014 our SERAM (Spanish Society of Medical Radiology) developed a Guide with 38 Recommendations of "Not-to-do", mostly oriented to examinations performed with ionizing radiation,aligned with other International campaigns such as Image gently,Eurosafe , etc.... (Figure 1:Do not do recommendations of SERAM)
• in 2017, in our local environment,...
Description of activity and work performed
In 2019 our Local Ministry of Health , SESPA ,through the Bureau for Evaluation of Health Technologies of Principado de Asturias (OETSPA) , in conjuction with the Regional Association of Radiologists of Principado de Asturias, ARPA, has developed a 30 hours on-line course of the “not-to-do recommendations in radiology” directed to General GP , paediatricians and the rest of medical specialities.(Figure 3:Presentation of the online course by OETSPA)
The course covers all the main areas of knowledge in Radiology from thoracic, abdominal and neuroradiology, to...
Conclusion and recommendations
The Spanish Society of Radiology has developed 38 recommendations of do not do in radiology
Our Local Health Ministry, SESPA, aware of the importance of these recommendations and the potential damage of ionizing radiation and increasing number of unnecessary radiological procedures performed to patients, provided the Regional Association of Radiologist ,ARPA, with the tools and technical support to develop a interactive on-line course of do not do recommendations in radiology that will reach around 1000 participants in the following 2 years , among GP´s ,ER...
M. Perez-Peña Del Llano; Mieres/ES - nothing to disclose M. Martinez Schmickrath; Aviles/ES - nothing to disclose E. Muslera; Oviedo/ES - nothing to disclose S. Gonzalez; Oviedo/ES - nothing to disclose M. Gonzalez; [email protected]
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