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Lumbosacral spine and knee x-ray investigations
Well Close Square patients compared to rest of region
A research project provided details of X-ray investigations of knee and lumbosacral spine performed by this practice over 6 months compared to all other practices in the Region.
|Referrals for lumbo-sacral spine x-rays|
|Actual underlying referral rate reported as 2.2-4.5||Number of referrals per 1000 patients|
|Number of practices||30||23||29||18||13||10||3||5||3|
|Referrals for knee x-rays|
|Actual underlying referral rate reported as 4.3-7.2||Number of referrals per 1000 patients|
|Number of practices||26||24||23||28||13||12||8||2||0|
Well Close Square referrals are in the yellow highlighted band; 3-4 for lumbosacral spine and 5-6 for knee x-rays. Well Close Square referrals for these investigations are likely to be higher than most practices due to acute x-rays for trauma, which most GP's would not request directly, intead referring to the local casualty department.