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Physician Wellness and Burnout: A Difficult Equilibrium to Manage

Published:September 08, 2022DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.acra.2022.08.008
      We read with great interest the educational perspective of Barrett et al. (
      • Barrett J
      • Bedi HS
      • Awan OA.
      Wellness and Nature: A Student Perspective.
      ). As physicians and more specifically radiology residents in a developing country, your article seems utopian to us. In Colombia, there were 869 radiology specialists nationwide in 2017. Since our population in 2017 was 48 million inhabitants, there is a very low ratio of specialists per capita as compared with developed countries such as the United States (

      Physicians (per 1,000 people) [Internet]. Worldbank.org. Available at: https://data.worldbank.org/indicator/SH.MED.PHYS.ZS. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.radi.2022.03.009

      ). Moreover, since the COVID-19 pandemic began, the workload has increased exponentially due to the number and complexity of the cases (
      • Mc Fadden S
      • Flood T
      • Shepherd P
      • Gilleece T.
      Impact of COVID-19 on service delivery in radiology and radiotherapy.
      ).
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        • Bedi HS
        • Awan OA.
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