Published in Hospital Business Week, October 4th, 2009
The survey indicates that over 70 percent of healthcare facilities have used temporary doctors - who are known by the Latin phrase locum tenens -- in the last 12 months. Of those surveyed by Staff Care, 43 percent are seeking temporary primary care physicians, more than twice the number seeking any other type of doctor or other healthcare professional.
"A shortage of primary care physicians is affecting virtually every...
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