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Practice happier: Locum tenens as a remedy to burnout

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The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on physicians’ overall happiness. Medscape’s 2021 Physician Lifestyle & Happiness Report found that before the pandemic 82% of doctors reported being somewhat happy or happy, but in 2020 that number dropped to only 48%. Even more alarming, Medscape’s Physician Burnout and Suicide Report found that 71% of […]

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In face of physician shortage, 85% of healthcare facilities rely on locum tenens

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Eighty-five percent of healthcare facilities have used locum tenens in the past year to fill gaps caused by a shortage of physicians, according to a new survey. Hospitals, medical groups, and other healthcare facilities are relying on these temporary physicians, according to the survey from Staff Care, a locum tenens healthcare staffing company. “Virtually every […]

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Using Locum Tenens to address rural psychiatry shortages

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The healthcare industry could see a shortage of up to 15,600 psychiatrists by 2025. The United States has a perpetual mental health need that is hurting rural areas. At any given point, around 44 million U.S. adults suffer from a form of mental illness, with 10 million of those cases being seriously debilitating, according to data […]

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Why Healthcare Organizations are Turning to Locum Tenens

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The healthcare landscape has been evolving. Facing an aging population, increased access to healthcare through the Affordable Care Act, and a growing physician shortage (an estimated 14,900 to 35,600 just in primary care by 2025), healthcare organizations have been looking for ways to increase efficiency and improve the bottom line, while servicing communities of every size. A […]

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Tips on selecting locum tenens agencies

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Type “locum tenens agency” into the search box on Google and you’ll find more than 100,000 website links. Okay, there are not actually that many companies in operation, but they would all like to help you find your next temporary engagement. So how do you choose the best staffing firms for you? Here are some […]

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FAQ About Locum Tenens Salary & Finance

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Locum Tenens (Latin for “in the place of”) staffing is a growing industry, supporting healthcare facilities nationwide to meet the needs of qualified practitioners. As many as 6% of all active practitioners have worked locum tenens at some point in their careers, most with great satisfaction. When it comes to understanding the “nuts and bolts” […]

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The Value of Locum Tenens Physicians in Healthcare Facilities

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More and more healthcare facilities are turning to locum tenens staffing solutions for good reasons: with physicians, PA’s, nurse practitioners, and specialists available when you need them, the stress of hiring has been lessened. Beyond just the convenience, however, most healthcare facilities want to understand the value of hiring locum tenens. If you are considering […]

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More women are becoming physicians

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The U.S. physician workforce has gained women and older members since 2007, according to a new data report released by the Association of American Medical Colleges. The report, released Feb. 2, is based on 2019 data from the American Medical Association, U.S. Census Bureau, and GME Track, a resident database and tracking system. Five insights […]

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Accounting for Locum Tenens Providers in the Vaccination Process

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As we make a historic effort to vaccinate our population from COVID-19 and focus first on our nation’s healthcare providers, it’s critical to account for those who practice locum tenens. Recent articles have highlighted the struggles of our temporary workforce to be included in the distribution of the vaccine. There is a misconception that locum […]

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Do You Know the Differences Between NPs and PAs?

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Nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) are increasingly mentioned as a collective solution to the nation’s primary healthcare shortage. There are approximately 234,000 NPs and 115,500 PAs in the United States providing cost-effective patient care, preventive care, and health promotion. But what exactly is the difference between these two groups of clinicians? Practicing Clinicians […]