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Dr. Ken's Corner: Hospital-Acquired Conditions Show Dramatic Drop

Posted by Ken Teufel M.D. on Jun 20, 2018 12:38:14 PM

Recent efforts to make hospitals safer seem to be paying off.  The goal is an ambitious one, to say the least: to reduce hospital-acquired conditions by 1.8 million from 2014 to 2019, a 20% reduction that will save 19.1 billion dollars in hospital costs (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services).  Optimism is growing that this goal may be attainable.

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Topics: burnout, hospital medicine, physician burnout, hospital

Dr. Ken's Corner: Rural Hospitals Face Threats to Survival

Posted by Ken Teufel M.D. on Sep 25, 2017 3:58:41 PM

Every day, thousands of Americans receive quality patient care from locum tenens physicians representing almost every specialty and sub-specialty.  The vast majority of these doctors practice in urban settings, most of them likely unaware that the idea behind locum tenens staffing had its humble origins in rural America.  It all began as a way to provide relief to overworked primary care physicians in underserved communities in Texas and the Intermountain West.

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Topics: locum tenens, Dr. Ken Teufel, hospital coverage, hospital medicine, rural medicine

How Do Hospitals Feel About Locum Tenens?

Posted by Lauren Garvey on May 8, 2017 3:22:06 PM

Hospitals work with locum tenens physicians and advanced practitioners for several reasons. From filling gaps in scheduling to lowering readmission rates and fighting burnout, locum tenens is a great way to help facilities find coverage and secure fast quality care when and where it’s needed most.

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Topics: locums, locum tenens, Our Blog, hospital medicine, hospitalist, physician, physician burnout

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