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Welcome to the LocumTenens.com Emergency Medicine Career and Resource Center. Here you can stay up-to-date on the latest news and trends in your industry, check out survey statistics on emergency medicine physician salaries, find links to organizations and associations, and more. Of course, you're only a few clicks away from finding the perfect emergency medicine employment opportunity, too. Learn more about our emergency medicine recruiting services.

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Emergency Medicine Salary and Employment Statistics

The 2013 LocumTenens.com Emergency Medicine Salary Survey annual report is now available! Results from the annual LocumTenens.com Emergency Medicine salary survey highlight annual average emergency medicine physician salaries. Respondent demographics including region of practice, certification, and time frame for making next job change are also covered in detail in the full salary survey report, which is available for download.

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Emergency Medicine Career Articles of Interest

Mapping Emergency Medicine: ER Visits and Level 1 Trauma Centers by State

The south and northeast have the highest average ER visits per capita while the mid-west and west are generally lower than the U.S. average. Washington, DC tops the list of most ER visits per capita at 784 visits for every 1,000 people, almost double the national average.


More hospitals charge upfront fees for non-urgent care in emergency rooms
Source: Washington Post

Last year, about 80,000 emergency-room patients at hospitals owned by HCA, the nation's largest for-profit hospital chain, left without treatment after being told they would have to first pay $150 because they did not have a true emergency.

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Top Reasons for a Trip to the ER

Contusions, chest pain and abdominal pain were the top three diagnoses given by emergency rooms in 2007. The top two reasons for a trip to the ER for children under fifteen were acute upper respiratory infections and ear infections. Abdominal pain sent nearly 3 million women of all ages to the ER in 2007.


Emergency medicine specialists in short supply
Source: Boston.com

Even under the rosiest of scenarios, it's unlikely the nation's emergency rooms will be staffed with only emergency medicine specialists anytime soon, Boston researchers predict.

Writing in the journal Academic Emergency Medicine, lead author Dr. Carlos A. Camargo of Massachusetts General Hospital estimates that it would take until 2019 to find enough fully-trained, board-certified emergency physicians to work in the 4,828 emergency departments that are open 24 hours a day. And that best-case projection assumes that no current doctors who meet those qualifications die or leave their jobs.

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