Physician locum tenens rates near double digits
from HealthLeaders Media
More new physicians entering the workforce are opting for jobs as locum tenens in hospitals, physician practices and other provider sites, an industry survey shows. Staff Care, a healthcare temporary staffing firm, polled 2,087 locum tenens physicians and found that 21 percent began temp work immediately after finishing their medical training. That's up from 16 percent in 2013 and 14 percent in 2012. A separate survey by The Physicians Foundation found that 46 percent of doctors will change their practice styles within three years, and 9 percent plan to work locum tenens.
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