Do patients consider us (Radiologists) as Doctors?

There is an interesting article in the British Journal of Radiology (2012) 85, e1184-e1189, in which patients  attending the breast clinic who required  imaging (mammography and/or ultrasound) were asked to complete a questionnaire.  Surprisingly, 76% of patients thought that radiologists were radiographers and only 14% knew that radiologists were medical doctors. Nearly 40% of patients did not consider that radiologists had a role to play in their care. 

Guys we need to work on our public image building sooner than we think!!

Do patients consider us (Radiologists) as Doctors? Reviewed by Sumer Sethi on Thursday, November 22, 2012 Rating: 5


Anonymous said...

i read that article sir..i think it was in ireland ! the situation is even worse !

Anonymous said...

i don't know but we lady radiologists/doctors are always called & considered SISTERS even by the so called educated people-as if only males can be doctors-so irritating .I now use ear plugs to completely shut off that irritating comment and talk only if necessary.
But yes patients do consider as as some technician akin to a blood bank guy/lab guy.Who cares? we are the people on top we diagnose diseases that's what we should care.

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