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Locum Tenens Alleviates Burnout for Physicians
Clinical burnout among medical practitioners can be relieved via locum tenens. The general advantages of locum tenens doctors include less stress on traditional clinicians, an improved work-life balance for healthcare workers and a higher retention rate for regular physicians. Locum tenens physicians enjoy far more freedom and flexibility than traditional clinic or hospital employment offers. Practitioners can work on a schedule that best suits them, giving them time to focus on outside interests while still being able to practice their profession. Locum tenens doctors can benefit traditional facilities and physicians, as they can be assigned shifts in hospitals to allow regular physicians to take longer breaks or less burdensome shifts. They can also operate in short-staffed facilities, realizing a better workforce balance. The increasing normalization of telemedicine also unlocks more opportunities to serve patients remotely via locum tenens.