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Patients Can Experience Burnout Too

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Efforts to combat burnout in health care professionals can be expanded to include patients with chronic conditions — who can display some of the same telltale signs, such as prolonged stress, hopelessness, or feeling a loss of control. Identifying these patients and acknowledging their increased burnout risk could improve the doctor-patient relationship as well as make […]

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Navigating healthcare staffing challenges: 3 execs share their strategies

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The following healthcare executives shared with Becker’s in October and November their strategies for retaining and recruiting staff amid the industry’s workforce crisis. Note: These responses were lightly edited for length and clarity. Mark Mahnfeldt, MSN, RN. Vice President of Patient Care and Chief Nursing Officer at Emerson Hospital (Concord, Mass.): My big push for the next year […]

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What Millennials Want from Their Doctor

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For most doctors, patient visits tend to skew a little older. This should not dissuade you, however, from creating a practice that is inclusive and inviting to younger generations. Millennials, in particular, can be a challenging demographic to entice. According to an article from the American Academy of Family Practitioners (AAFP) in Family Practice Management, […]

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America’s physician shortage could hit 124,000 in 13 years

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The U.S. could face a shortage of 37,800 to 124,000 physicians by 2034, according to new data released June 11 from the Association of American Medical Colleges. The estimate compares to the association’s 2020 report, which projected a shortage of 54,100 to 139,000 physicians by 2033. “The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted many of the deepest […]

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Most physicians employed by a hospital or corporation, report finds

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Hospitals and corporate entities such as insurance companies and venture capital firms now own nearly half of U.S. physician practices. Independent physicians are becoming increasingly rare, with just 30% of U.S physicians practicing medicine independently as the year began, according to a new analysis from Avalere for the Physicians Advocacy Institute. The remaining 70% are […]

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LOCUM TENENS DELIVERED CARE DURING PANDEMIC

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Most locum tenens physicians and other advanced practice providers working as temporary hires were not deterred by the threat of COVID-19, according to a new survey. Nearly three-fourths (71%) of locum tenens physicians, nurse practitioners (NPs), physician assistants (PAs), and certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs), have treated COVID-19 patients, suggesting that locum tenens providers have […]

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Locum tenens alleviates burnout for physicians

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Even with the adoption of telemedicine during the pandemic, locum tenens physicians are finding ways to reduce the stress on a burdened industry. The shortage of healthcare workers has been a long-standing issue that was further emphasized by the Covid-19 pandemic that put a greater toll on the lives of medical professionals. As a result, […]

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Consider part-time locum tenens to boost income

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When the economy is unstable, as it is now and most likely will be for some time to come, even high-income professionals feel the impact. An economic downturn probably will not mean, as it does for many people, that doctors will have to cut back on essential purchases such as food, clothing, and fuel. But […]