Recommended Best Practice Guidelines- Justification of Ultrasound Requests

8th Oct 2021

Whilst the document is primarily directed at primary care, the guidance may be relevant for other referrer groups. It has been written to aid ultrasound providers in justifying that an ultrasound examination is the best test to answer the clinical question posed by the referral.

Referral management is crucial as we find new ways of working which minimise infection control risks following a global pandemic situation. This guidance aims to provide clear pathways to ensure the best use of ultrasound imaging facilities whilst keeping patients and staff safe.

The document has been compiled by a panel of ultrasound experts with a pragmatic approach to managing referrals.  The intention is to support good practice in vetting and justifying referrals for US examinations. Making best use of resources is essential for sound financial management and good patient care.

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