Internal Medicine Career and Resource Center

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Internal Medicine Salary and Employment Statistics

The 2016 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.

Cutting waste, $200 billion on unnecessary testing and treatment

Source: Kaiser Health News

Physicians have created a habit of utilizing and ordering excessive treatments and testing, which is not only adding $200 billion in wasted cost, but also harming patients. The American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation works to identify the top five procedures providing little benefit and encourage providers to educate patients in determining what procedures they really need. Although this change in industry mindset will take time, the benefit of reducing complications and longer stays in hospitals could be a drop in cost by 7 percent.

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Antidepressants Are Being Prescribed for Reasons Other Than Depression

Source: Morning Ticker

A new study indicates doctors are prescribing antidepressants to millions of individuals who are not even diagnosed with depression. The drugs have become popular for treating other issues such as anxiety, insomnia, chronic pain, migraines, obsessive-compulsive disorders and many other “off-label” conditions. The study found two-thirds of all prescriptions for antidepressants that were not for depression had an “off-label” purpose. The authors of the study said this trend is troubling because there is no evidence to indicate these drugs are effective for “off-label uses.”

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