Clinical audits in radiation protection – ensuring high-quality care
Clinical audits aim to ensure optimal use of high-dose ionising radiation in medicine.
They examine whether the exposure is justified and allow healthcare facilities’ processes and resources to be optimised.
The clinical audits are conducted in the form of peer reviews. As such, they are not inspections or controls carried out by the authorities.
A steering committee made up of the main stakeholders oversees implementation. It consists of representatives of professional associations in medicine, medical physics and medical technology.
The Radiological Protection Ordinance (RPO Arts. 41-43) constitutes the legal basis of the clinical audits since 2018 in Switzerland.
A collaboration with stakeholders
The clinical audit project is a collaboration between the FOPH and the main stakeholders below: