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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

Half of ED Doctors Report Increased Visits Since ACA Began
Source: The Advisory Board Company

About 50 percent of physicians in emergency departments have seen an increase in visits since January 1st, when the Affordable Care Act began taking effect. Some doctors believe the number of patients in the ED will continue to increase due to the ACA, but others say it is too early to determine the effect.


Pharmacists Help Improve Emergency Departments
Source: NPR

Children’s Medical Center in Dallas has 10 full-time emergency pharmacists on-call 24 hours a day in its emergency department. Every prescription ordered by an emergency medicine doctor is evaluated by one of the pharmacists before being dispensed to a patient. This is especially important with pediatric patients. A recent study at one hospital showed that even with an electronic medical record, 25 percent of children’s prescriptions and 10 percent of adults’ had errors. Emergency pharmacists could save lives and prevent hospital readmissions.

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Study Shows Few Seizing Patients Receive EEG in the ED
Source: University of Cincinnati

Researchers recently studied how often EEGs are used in emergency departments, and found that over a quarter of patients with suspected seizures received an EEG, but only 6 percent of the EEGs resulted in a seizure diagnosis. The researchers concluded there may be “future opportunities to utilize ED observation units to obtain EEGs in seizure patients,” which could reduce admissions.


Magnets Posing Larger Risk for Children
Source: HealthDay

The number of injuries resulting from swallowing magnets is on the rise among children. As the use of magnets in toys increases and the size of them grows smaller, more children seek medical attention for magnet-related emergencies. Pediatricians should educate parents about these risks.

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