To determine the hiring activity of radiology groups in 1996.
A survey was mailed to a stratified, random sample of 794 radiology groups in autumn 1996.
The response rate was 78%. Responses were weighted to be representative of all of the approximately 3,300 groups in the United States.
Findings were compared with those of previous, similar surveys.
In the 12 months before the survey, groups sought to hire 1,732 ± 155 (+1 standard error) diagnostic radiologists and radiation oncologists ; 788 ± 105 of these positions were to fill expansion positions, 562 ± 86 were replacements for persons who had left the profession, and 382 ± 78 were replacements for persons who moved to other radiology positions.
During the year, an additional 500 ± 119 positions were vacated that groups did not seek to refill.
Groups succeeded in hiring 1,438 ± 143 radiologists.
The percentage of available positions that were filled did not differ across fields.
Managed health care reduced the probability a group was expanding but did not otherwise affect hiring activity.
The 1991-1995 decline in hiring has ceased and perhaps even reversed.
There were approximately as many positions available in 1996 as were needed by graduates, although there may have been a small shortfall.
Mots-clés Pascal : Embauche, Radiologie, Médecin, Politique sanitaire, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Croissance économique, Gestion ressources, Analyse statistique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Hiring, Radiology, Physician, Health policy, United States, North America, America, Economic growth, Resource management, Statistical analysis
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0543416
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 24/03/1998.