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Hospitalist Salary and Employment Statistics
The 2012 LocumTenens.com Primary Care Salary Survey annual reports are now available! Results from the annual LocumTenens.com Primary Care salary survey highlight annual average primary care physician salaries. Respondent demographics including region of practice, board 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.
The LocumTenens.com primary care physician salary resource center provides more detailed salary information.
Download previous reports here:
2011 Hospitalist Salary Survey report (PDF Version)
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Hospitalist Career Articles of Interest
Self-Assessment Tool Can Help Hospital Care
Source: Journal of Hospital Medicine
Hospital medicine groups (HMGs) can improve their care by using a new self-assessment tool called "The Key Principles and Characteristics of an Effective HMG." The Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) created this tool to identify the areas where hospital groups can improve to provide better patient care. The new guidelines consist of 47 characteristics organized under 10 principles for hospitalists in team-based care.
CMS Will Respond to Reimbursement Requests on Case-by-Case Basis
Source: The Hospitalist
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service (CMS) decided to begin releasing physician reimbursement data mid-March on a case-by-case basis. This will make physician payment more transparent, but protect the privacy of beneficiaries. The agency will "weigh the balance between the privacy interest of individual physicians and the public interest in disclosure of such information," which will be tricky to balance.
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Here Are 5 Ways to Decrease Number of Hospital-Acquired Infections
1. Cut down on red blood cell transfusions
2. Educate patients and doctors about hand hygiene
3. Embrace the latest technology
4. Emphasize teamwork and communication
5. Consider copper surfaces