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How to implement paid family and medical leave: A toolkit for practices

      Highlights

      • Paid family and medical leave policies are increasingly popular in today’s competitive labor market.
      • Enacting an effective paid leave policy requires careful consideration of funding, logistics, and a practice's own needs.
      • This toolkit can serve as a framework for a paid leave policy that promotes a more diverse, inclusive, and healthy workplace.

      Abstract

      Paid family and medical leave policies are increasingly popular in today's competitive labor market and provide well-documented advantages to all stakeholders. Implementing paid leave for radiologists can seem daunting due to overlapping legal and institutional policies, logistical challenges and call coverage, as well as industry-specific special considerations such as resident education and historical workplace attitudes. This toolkit can empower radiology leaders to implement written paid leave policies in their home institutions and demonstrate that equitable, compassionate institutional policies for paid leave are financially favorable, widely desirable, and increasingly achievable with the right tools in hand.

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