According to a report from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), the USA will have a shortage of about 122,000 physicians by 2032. As a result, continuous and reliable physician staffing has become a challenge for healthcare organizations, increasing investment in time, and HR resources. That’s the reason, an increasing number of healthcare facilities are relying on locum tenens providers for their short- and long-term staffing needs.
Over the years, locum tenens has become increasingly common, making it a norm nowadays. About 80-90% of U.S. healthcare facilities use locum tenens each year to meet their staffing needs for continuous patient care.
Besides helping you to fill the staffing gap, locum tenens providers bring real value to your facility as physicians are the main source of revenue generation for hospitals. Here are a few ways locum tenens may help your facility.