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    New York City-based Weill Cornell Medicine researchers found that the annual rate for physician turnover increased by 43 percent between 2010 and 2018, though it decreased slightly in 2020.
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    Between 2012 and 2022, physicians working in private practices decreased by 13 percent, an American Medical Association report found.
  • Connecticut to require hospital nurse staffing committees

    Beginning Oct. 1, Connecticut hospitals will be required to implement several nurse staffing measures including having organized plans on file, establishing a staffing committee and must meet certain reporting requirements or face civil penalties, according to Littler law firm's analysis of a new state law.
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  • 'There's a bunch of sludge': How efficiency can keep physicians happy

    Technology is meant to make things easier, but "it's a great irony that when we were on paper charts, things were more efficient," Doug Bruce, MD, chief clinical integration officer at Cleveland-based MetroHealth, recently told Becker's.
  • An absurd data gap in healthcare

    There are no national estimates of physician turnover, which makes one new assessment of the rate at which physicians left their practices over a decade noteworthy. 
  • Nurse practitioners sue California over restricted use of 'doctor'

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  • American Physician Partners to close

    American Physician Partners, a medical staffing company based in Brentwood, Tenn., is closing and planning to transition its hospital contracts, according to Bloomberg. 
  • 'Physician leader': An often poorly defined term

    The number of physician leaders within an organization has expanded alongside healthcare's growing footprint and rising complexity, resulting in a vast patchwork of leaders with different job descriptions, expectations and standards. In the face of all this complexity emerges a simple question with no single, clear answer: What is a "physician leader"?
  • Cedars-Sinai performed more than 600 organ transplants in last year

    Cedars-Sinai's organ transplant program had its busiest year on record with 616 successful transplants for better patient outcomes, according to a July 17 news release shared with Becker's.
  • Patient outcomes are path to reducing physician burnout, 1 CMO says

    Physician burnout will continue to be "a serious threat to patient care" until the nation moves from a volume-based system to a value-based system, Ben Kornitzer, MD, chief medical officer at Austin, Texas-based Agilon Health, wrote in an opinion piece posted July 15 on kevinmd.com.
  • Physicians and taxes: 6 notes

    The top tax breaks physicians use are charity contributions (70 percent), contributing to pre-paid 401(k) plans (60 percent) and interest on mortgage loans (52 percent), according to a recent Medscape survey.
  • 'The secret sauce' behind Georgia Urology's physician hiring and success

    Twenty-four physicians from Atlanta-based Georgia Urology have been recognized as some of the state's top, practicing physicians — accounting for nearly 40 percent of the entire 'best of' list, according to a July 11 news release.
  • Nurse licensure reporting requirements change for Washington hospitals

    Starting July 24, hospitals in Washington state will be required to report to the state's board of nursing hiring a nurse with a multistate license within 30 days of their hiring date as part of the Nurse Licensure Compact, which it joined in April, according to a July 13 news release. 
  • AHA urges Congress to double proposed funding for Hospital Preparedness Program

    The American Hospital Association is asking Congress to consider doubling the $385 million in five-year funding it has proposed for the Hospital Preparedness Program.
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  • 5 hospitals under new emergency surgery verification process

    Five U.S. hospitals are among the first to receive verification under the new American College of Surgeons' Emergency General Surgery Verification Program, which was first implemented in September 2022, according to a July 10 news release.
  • 'Like the system on steroids': Private equity's hold on the healthcare market

    The American Antitrust Institute found that in 2021, a single private equity firm owned more than half of practices in 13 percent of urban markets, while in 28 percent of the market, a single firm held 30 percent of practices.
  • Patients evacuated at HCA Florida hospital due to paper towel dispenser fire

    Nineteen patients were evacuated after a paper towel dispenser caught fire at HCA Florida Largo Hospital July 7, NBC affiliate WFLA reported.
  • The burnout interventions that will retain clinicians

    Improving care delivery, patient safety and nurse staffing are the three most important issues nurses and physicians say management can take steps to improve high-burnout rates among clinicians, according to a study published June 7 in JAMA.
  • Are part-time physicians worsening staff shortages? 4 leaders weigh in

    More physicians are turning to part-time work as a way to combat burnout, while hospitals are grappling with providing patient care in the shifting work environment.

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