Locum tenens, the use of a substitute physician to replace a physician who must be temporarily absent from his practice, is widely accepted in the United States.
Locum tenens has not previously been described or studied in pediatric practice.
This article describes a locum tenens service for Colorado and Wyoming pediatricians provided by the Division of General Pediatrics and Pediatric Emergency Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and the Children's Hospital of Denver.
An analysis and an evaluation of the program are presented, and implications are discussed.
All program data were prospectively collected and tabulated and later analyzed for the period from July 1,1994, through June 30,1995.
A survey of all physicians using the Pediatric Locum Tenens Service was conducted within 2 months of service to evaluate the program and to refine the orientation, credentialing, and evaluation processes.
During the year, 35 pediatricians (14% of pediatricians in Colorado and Wyoming) made 97 requests for 398 days of locum tenens coverage.
Coverage was used for vacation (85%), medical education (10%), medical leave (3%), and family matters (2%). Solo and rural pediatricians used the service at a higher rate than pediatricians in group or urban practices. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Remplacement, Médecin, Pédiatrie, Relation médecin malade, Relation soignant famille, Satisfaction, Enfant, Homme, Coût, Organisation, Milieu rural
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Replacement, Physician, Pediatrics, Physician patient relation, Health staff family relation, Satisfaction, Child, Human, Costs, Organization, Rural environment
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Cote : 96-0418488
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 10/04/1997.