The ability to review preoperative radiographs during trauma and orthopaedic surgery is essential for the surgeon to provide optimum treatment to the patient. However, due to current information technology (IT) systems, screen-savers frequently interrupt the ability to review images and theatre staff are not routinely available to deactivate the screen-saver. This prolongs theatre time for the patient and affects the quality of care provided. The aim of this quality improvement project was to improve the availability of radiographs for the surgeon to review intraoperatively.
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