To describe the characteristics of U.S. radiology groups and of radiologists in different types of practices in 1995.
A survey was distributed to 3,024 radiologists ; the response rate was 75%. Responses were weighted to represent all U.S. groups or radiologists.
There were 3,285 groups ; 340 were academic, and 356 were multispecialty.
Fifty percent of groups had two to four members ; 39% of radiologists were in groups with fewer than eight members, and 8% were solo practitioners.
Seventy percent of all radiologists were in practices owned entirely by physicians in the practice, and 80% of these were themselves owners.
Eight percent of radiologists were in government-owned practices, and 15% (primarily academic) were in privately-owned practices in which all physicians were employees.
Sixty-nine percent of academic diagnostic radiologists worked primarily in one field, but this was true of only 22% of those in nonacademic groups.
Solo diagnostic practitioners also typically had a broad practice but excluded high-cost modalities.
Radiologists in nonacademic groups averaged more vacation days (30 d/yr) than academic (19 d/yr) or solo (12 d/yr) practitioners.
Solo and locum tenens practitioners were relatively old ; academic radiologists, relatively young.
Through 1995, average group size has grown slowly.
There are important differences among practice types, especially between academic and nonacademic practices.
Mots-clés Pascal : Radiologie, Radiologue, Radiodiagnostic, Irradiation RX, Surveillance, Tumeur maligne, Pratique professionnelle, 1995, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Etude comparative, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Radiology, Radiologist, Radiodiagnosis, X ray irradiation, Surveillance, Malignant tumor, Professional practice, 1995, United States, North America, America, Comparative study, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0252013
Code Inist : 002B30A01C. Création : 11/09/1998.