Do Indian public hospitals in rural areas adequately equipped? A case of Medical Radiography (X-ray)

Vibhavari Deshmukh, Prof. Harshad Thakur


Many a times, clinicians require objective evidence to support their clinical diagnosis or to decide on medical line of treatment in addition to presenting signs and symptoms. X-ray is vital for patients seeking primary and emergency care for tuberculosis, pneumonia, trauma, and other respiratory and abdominal diseases. Even though x-ray is essential diagnostic service, very few studies from developing countries have discussed it. Therefore this paper attempts to study status of x-ray equipment in public hospitals, India.

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