alexa Faculty of Radiation Oncology 2010 workforce survey.


Atherosclerosis: Open Access

Author(s): Leung J, Vukolova N Faculty of, RANZCR

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Abstract INTRODUCTION: This paper outlines the key results of the Faculty of Radiation Oncology 2010 workforce survey and compares these results with earlier data. METHODS: The workforce survey was conducted in mid-2010 using a custom-designed 17-question survey. The overall response rate was 76\%. RESULTS: The majority of radiation oncologist respondents were male (n = 212, 71\%), but the majority of trainee respondents were female (n = 59, 52.7\%). The age range of fellows was 32-92 years (median: 47 years; mean: 49 years) and that of trainees was 27-44 years (median: 31 years; mean: 31.7 years). Most radiation oncologists worked at more than one practice (average: two practices). The majority of radiation oncologists worked in the public sector (n = 169, 64.5\%), with some working in 'combination' of public and private sectors (n = 65, 24.8\%) and a minority working in the private sector only (n = 28, 10.7\%). The hours worked per week ranged from 1 to 85 (mean: 44 h; median: 45 h) for radiation oncologists, while for trainees the range was 16-90 (mean: 47 h; median: 45 h). The number of new cases seen in a year ranged from 1 to 1100 (mean: 275; median: 250). Most radiation oncologists considered themselves generalists with a preferred sub-specialty (43.3\%) or specialists (41.9\%), while a minority considered themselves as generalists (14.8\%). CONCLUSIONS: There are a relatively large and increasing number of radiation oncologists and trainees compared with previous years. The excessive workloads evident in previous surveys appear to have diminished. However, further work is required on assessing the impact of ongoing feminisation and sub-specialisation. © 2011 The Authors. Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology © 2011 The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists. This article was published in J Med Imaging Radiat Oncol and referenced in Atherosclerosis: Open Access

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