Radiologist Burnout According to Surveyed Radiology Practice Leaders

J Am Coll Radiol. 2020 Jan;17(1 Pt A):78-81. doi: 10.1016/j.jacr.2019.07.008. Epub 2019 Aug 6.


Overall, 55% of surveyed radiology practice leaders reported that burnout was a very significant problem, and 22% reported that burnout was a significant problem. Burnout did not vary by geographical region but did vary by practice size. Overall, 71% of respondents reported stress from workplace factors, and 36% reported stress from personal or social factors very significantly affected radiologist employee wellness; both sets of factors varied by geographical region, practice size, and practice type. Only 19% of practice leader respondents reported mechanisms to assess burnout, which varied by region and practice type.

Keywords: Burnout; United States; group size; radiologist; region; wellness.

MeSH terms

  • Burnout, Professional / epidemiology*
  • Humans
  • Internship and Residency
  • Radiologists / psychology*
  • Radiology / education*
  • Radiology / statistics & numerical data*
  • Risk Factors
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • United States / epidemiology