How many retakes are too many?

Ronnie Sim ronlasim at BIGPOND.COM
Sat Apr 22 15:08:21 PDT 2000


GET REAL!!!
-----Original Message-----
From: Thomas Schiff <TSCHIFF at SFMAIL.DENTAL.UOP.EDU>
To: ORADLIST at listserv.ucla.edu <ORADLIST at listserv.ucla.edu>
Date: Saturday, April 22, 2000 7:27 AM
Subject: Re: How many retakes are too many?


>I think it should be zero. unless there is an exceptionally complex patient
who gaggs a lot.
>Thomas
>
>>>> Sharon Brooks <slbrooks at UMICH.EDU> 04/21 12:22 PM >>>
>We had a personnel issue come up recently in which one of our xray
>techs is accused of overexposing patients by needing an excessive
>number of retakes. I was asked what an acceptable number would be for
>an experienced person who has been taking oral radiographs for about
>30 years.
>
>Obviously the best answer would be "none" but that may not be
>realistic since none of us is perfect. Does anyone have a reasonable
>answer to this? Apparently they checked the log of patient visits for
>a month and found that she retook at least one film on about 20-25%
>of patients in that month, which seems excessive to me, especially
>for someone experienced. (No, I am not her supervisor. It's a long
>story that has to do with how our school was reorganized several
>years ago.)
>
>Thanks for any help you can give me.
>
>Sharon
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>
>University of Michigan, School of Dentistry, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1078
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