Nearly half of all radiologists report suffering from burnout according to the 2018 Medscape National Physician Burnout Report. This gives independent radiology group leaders reason to pause as burnout contributes to higher turnover, physician health problems, and dips in quality and productivity.
A first step to combat radiologist burnout is to improve physicians’ ability to control their work-life balance. Spending too many hours at work is the top contributor to radiologist burnout. This compendium outlines major work-life balance challenges and profiles independent groups that redesigned radiologist staffing to provide greater flexibility. It also provides clear action steps for independent radiology group leaders to implement these flexible work models.