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 reports, it falls well behind