Measuring Consultant Radiologist workload: method and results from a national survey

  title={Measuring Consultant Radiologist workload: method and results from a national survey},
  author={Adrian P. Brady},
  journal={Insights into Imaging},
  pages={247 - 260}
  • A. Brady
  • Published 21 April 2011
  • Medicine, Political Science
  • Insights into Imaging
ObjectivesThe role of the Consultant Radiologist has changed substantially in recent decades, yet manpower planning is often based on older inappropriate methods of measuring Radiologist workload. [] Key Method Hospitals’ activity was collated for the full calendar year of 2009. Radiologist time engaged in activities not easily counted (interventional and procedural work, multi-disciplinary meetings, teaching, administration, etc.) was separately measured.

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