Report Writing

Hull Royal Infirmary's, Rachel Wilson, Sonographer and member of BMUS Education Group shares her top tips for report writing,

1) Answer the query.   Respond to the clinical question posed and structure your report to include this, keeping the clinical question as your focus. 

2) Organise the report. State the important findings first – don’t bury the important information within the report.

3) Record what information has been discussed with the patient – useful for the referring clinician to know what’s been discussed with the patient.

4) State any limitations encountered – important to give a realistic guide as to the reliability of the test

5) In conclusion: with lengthy and / or complex cases a conclusion can be very useful

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