Emergency Medicine Career and Resource Center

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

Emergency Medicine Salary and Employment Statistics

The 2016 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.

Insurance companies add more financial responsibility to emergency room patients

Source: KBTX-TV

Doctors and advocates united in Texas to push back against insurance companies’ rising costs for emergency care with the goal of legislative action. According to the advocacy group, insurance companies are not being honest and up front with new billing standards. Members are enraged that patients, during an unexpected emergency, are being forced to pay unforeseen costs at the hands of insurance companies.

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Hospitals’ regulated protocol for sepsis

Source: NPR

Quick intervention is key when treating sepsis, also known as blood poisoning. Due to the lethal reaction, it is the leading cause of death in hospitals; therefore, regulations have been put into place. Death rates have gone down in hospitals that enforce a certain protocol for sepsis. On the contrary, overarching regulations get rid of flexibility. Doctors have yet to find the best treatment and many changes happen every day in terms of research on a cure. Many are worried that by trapping doctors in the set structure of these rules, judgement cannot be made case-by-case.

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