During residency, you are undoubtedly contemplating the available practice options once you finish your training. Perhaps you lean toward accepting a permanent job at the hospital in which you’ve trained or at a medical practice close to home. Then again, you might want to sample different areas and practice settings as a locum tenens physician. But, have you ever considered the advantages of doing both simultaneously?
Positive patient experiences can lead to fewer claims, higher satisfaction scores, and a smaller chance of being sued. Although good bedside manner isn’t often recognized, bad bedside manner can quickly lead to a lawsuit. Physicians can easily prevent complaints and negative online reviews by adopting and acting on the following five tips.
In celebration of the 20th annual National Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA) Week (January 20 – 26), Medicus wants to recognize the CRNAs who do locum work and/or have a permanent position. According to the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) 2018 Member Profile Survey, CRNAs administer over 45 million anesthetics a year to patients throughout the United States, which is nothing short of extraordinary.
The number of non-physician providers (NPPs) practicing within hospitals has increased dramatically, especially in hospitalist programs. This is largely due to the increased demand for streamlined inpatient medical care and an inadequate supply of physicians. Additionally, the cost of hiring NPPs is a fraction of the cost of hiring physicians, adding incentive for programs to embrace the practice.