Technology | 09.07.22
Rising Demand for Locums Staffing That Combines Telehealth, Advanced Practitioners, and Locum Tenens Coverage
Nearly 90 percent of health care facilities already use locum tenens staffing, and nearly 57 percent that don't plan to in the coming year, according to a survey of 129 health care leaders from a broad range of types and sizes of facilities by LocumTenens.com. The use of advanced practice providers in combination with physicians as a strategy is growing, with 73.9 percent affirmatively responding to the question, "Do you plan to expand APP coverage?" The biggest concerns for health care facilities are attracting talent (25.86 percent), avoiding burnout (20.69 percent), and retaining talent (19.4 percent). A majority (60 percent) plan to expand telehealth services.