Printer Friendly

Increased productivity eases radiologist shortage.

A study in the November 2006 issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology suggests that increased productivity is responsible for a recent easing in the nation's radiologist shortage. In 2000 a severe shortage of diagnostic radiologists existed in the United States. Expectations were that the shortage would intensify. However, the shortage eased considerably.

Researchers sought to explain how the shortage had lessened, especially in light of the fact that imaging work grows much more rapidly than the number of radiologists. Data showed that total imaging and imaging by radiologists grew by more than 20 percent from 2000 to 2003, which was somewhat faster than in the years preceding 2000 when the shortage was building.

Radiologists' average annual work hours were relatively constant, increasing by about 2 percent. In contrast, work done per hour increased by approximately 15 percent during this period. The number of radiologists grew by approximately 5 percent over the three-year study period.
COPYRIGHT 2007 American Society of Radiologic Technologists
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2007 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Title Annotation:in the news
Publication:ASRT Scanner
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Jan 1, 2007
Words:155
Previous Article:Citizen Alex.
Next Article:MR helps determine treatment for strokes.
Topics:


Related Articles
Horizon Radiology: for outsourcing IT management and monitoring to improve access, speed and capacity. (What Works Awards 2002: 3rd Place).
Doctors headed for Botswana, Zimbabwe.
Expanding the reach of speech recognition: extending speech technology benefits to transcription workflow can boost productivity.
MERGE EFILM DEBUTS FUSION EFILM 2.0/EFILM WORKSTATION 2.0.
PACS is a crowd-pleaser in healthcare: California healthcare system meticulously plans going filmless via a PACS installation, and finds abundant...
VIDAR DEBUTS NEW SOFTWARE FOR MAMMOGRAPHY WORKSTATIONS.
VI radiography needs you!
Radiologist assistant resources.
Sumer's radiology site.

Terms of use | Copyright © 2018 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters