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Full Radiology Report through Patient Web Portal: A Literature Review

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College of Health Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI 53211, USA
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College of Medical Applied Sciences, King Saud University, Riyadh, SA 11451, USA
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College of Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI 53211, USA
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Health Informatics Department, Faculty of Public Health and Tropical Medicine at Jazan University, Jazan, SA 45142, USA
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(10), 3673; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17103673
Received: 24 April 2020 / Revised: 20 May 2020 / Accepted: 21 May 2020 / Published: 22 May 2020
The aim of this study discusses the gap between the patient web portal and providing a full radiology report. A literature review was conducted to examine radiologists, physicians, and patients’ opinions and preferences of providing patients with online access radiology reports. The databases searched were Pubmed and Google Scholar and the initial search included 927 studies. After review, 47 studies were included in the study. We identified several themes, including patients’ understanding of radiology reports and radiological images, as well as the need for decreasing the turnaround time for reports availability. The existing radiology reports written for physicians are not suited for patients. Further studies are needed to guide and inform the design of patient friendly radiology reports. One of the ways that can be used to fill the gap between patients and radiology reports is using social media sites. View Full-Text
Keywords: full radiology; report; radiology report; patient web portal; social media platforms; quality health care full radiology; report; radiology report; patient web portal; social media platforms; quality health care
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Alarifi, M.; Patrick, T.; Jabour, A.; Wu, M.; Luo, J. Full Radiology Report through Patient Web Portal: A Literature Review. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 3673.

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