MRI scans from July 2022 to June 2023 (FOI)
MRI scans from July 2022 to June 2023 (FOI)Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 16 August 2023.
Prepared internally, no external costs.
Please provide details of MRI scans carried out by the General Hospital during the last two quarters of 2022 and the first two quarters of 2023 as follows:
Total number of MRI scans.
Number of MRI scans for inpatients. (including Accident and Emergency)
Number of private outpatient MRI scans.
Number of non private outpatient MRI scans.
Cost to the Health Department of carrying out an MRI scan.
Cost of an MRI scan to a private patient. (If there are different charges for various parts of the body, what is the percentage mark up from cost on all MRI scans to the private sector?)
If numbers in question B are not logged, what was the percentage ratio of available non urgent outpatient scans between private and non private scans?
The figures provided represent the number of events, rather than the number of patients scanned. A patient may attend for more than one exam at the same time, and some scans take more time than others.
A to D
Please see attached table for MRI scan data, July 2022 to June 2023.
MRI Scan Data July 2022 to June 2023.pdf
Health and Community Services’ (HCS’) Radiology Department does not currently hold this information. Article 3 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 applies.
Private patient scanning is provided through Diagnostic Imaging Limited, a private business. The information requested is not held by HCS, and Article 3 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 applies.
Diagnostic Imaging Limited may be contacted directly for information relating to professional fees for radiological services on +44 (0) 1534 498538.
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