The Demand for Locum Tenens Continues to Grow in 2017

The Demand for Locum Tenens Continues to Grow in 2017

As 2017 continues, the demand for locum tenens staffing has maintained its upward trend.

The need for locums is largely driven by the shortage of full-time physicians and advanced practitioners, and the healthcare industry has experienced an influx of new in-house recruiters adjusting to the mix of permanent and contract physicians. 

Recently, 94% of healthcare facility managers reported using locum physicians during the last 12 months. This is up from 91% in 2014 and 74% in 2012.

Locum tenens providers are still needed most in the following specialties:

  • Family Practice
  • Internal Medicine
  • General Surgery
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Physician Assistant

Read more about the continued rise of locum tenens at NALTO's website.

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