The Perinatal Institute has
recently carried out an audit of referrals for growth
scans in 2004. It aimed to address the concerns expressed by
some members of the Regional Ultrasound Group about
the impact on workload for ultrasound departments, following
the introduction of customised
The two key findings of the audit were:
- The majority (82%) of referrals for growth scans,
based on fundal height measurements, were appropriate
according to the regional guidelines.
- New referrals for growth scans comprised 5.5% of
the obstetric scans.
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full results of the audit.