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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
Advanced EHRs Reduce Hospital Patient Costs
Source: Healthcare Financial Management Association
Researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina conducted a study to determine if using electronic health records (EHRs) actually save hospitals money and if those savings are eventually realized by patients. They found that of the 19% of hospitals that use EHRs, the cost to patients was 9.66% lower there than at hospitals where they do not use EHRs. EHRs are projected to save hospitals $81 billion annually by increasing efficiency and minimizing the frequency of medical errors.
Hospitals Are Running out of Saline Solution
Hospitals nationwide are experiencing a dramatic shortage in saline solution. Though it is one of the most widely used and common medical supplies, pharmaceutical grade saline takes several weeks to produce which makes it difficult to replenish inventory when quantities get low. High demand mixed with manufacturing issues and a depleted store of saline due to last year’s flu outbreak has complicated the problem exponentially. Hospitals are starting to use smaller saline bags and encouraging patients to drink water to help with dehydration instead of using IV saline drips in attempts to ration saline reserves.
Do you have concerns about EHR adoption in your practice? Take our poll.
Adopting and implementing electronic health records can be a stressful, costly and overwhelming experience for physicians. While the government offers incentives and assistance for doctors learning how to use EHRs, it also can fine and publicly name the doctors or healthcare systems who fail to keep patient privacy safe.
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