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Shortage of Pediatric Radiologists

A portrait of pediatric radiologists in the United States.
Merewitz L, Sunshine JH
"Approximately 3% of radiologists are pediatric radiologists. Unlike other radiologists, a greater percentage of pediatric radiologists desire a reduction in workload (with a corresponding reduction in income) than desire an increase in workload. Pediatric radiologists are disproportionately women, hospital-based, in academic practices, and in the main cities of large metropolitan areas.
A shortage of pediatric radiologists exists and is likely to intensify. Access to pediatric radiologists is probably a problem except for children in large metropolitan areas who connect readily to academic hospitals. Means to overcome these problems need to be actively sought."
Shortage of Pediatric Radiologists Reviewed by Sumer Sethi on Wednesday, February 22, 2006 Rating: 5

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