Long waits for CT scans raise concerns

Severely injured patients are waiting too long for CT scans at a major NSW trauma centre, a study finds, raising concerns of widespread inefficiency in Australian hospitals.

The study of 230 such patients at Newcastle’s John Hunter hospital found it took a median of one hour and 33 minutes from arrival to complete the scans.

“Although 93 minutes to completion of trauma CT scans is comparable with some international

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