Addressing the Primary Care Problem

Welcome to this week's edition of Healthcare Career Insights. This weekly roundup highlights healthcare career-related articles culled from across the web to help you learn what's next.

  • One physician explores the disconnect between primary care's importance and its shrinking workforce – Study: Primary care doctors increase life expectancy, but does anyone care? (Forbes)
  • Can an international medical mission ease physician burnout? One doctor discusses how a recent humanitarian trip helped him address burnout – Treat physician burnout by seeing more patients (Physicians Practice)
  • Patients have similar health issues regardless of where in the U.S. they live, but those in rural areas can face obstacles accessing care – What's happening with high-acuity cases in rural hospitals (Becker's Hospital Review)
  • Want to improve patient experiences? These six types of surveys can help medical practices and healthcare organizations address gaps in care and enhance satisfaction – Industry voices-6 types of healthcare surveys that can improve patient experiences (Fierce Healthcare)
  • Relationships with coworkers may be rewarding but can also come with challenges. Here's how to combat feelings of jealousy in the work place – Feeling jealousy at work? How to overcome it before it gets the best of you (Health eCareers)

Lisa Grabl is president of the locum tenens division of CompHealth, the nation's largest locum tenens physician staffing company and a leader in permanent and temporary allied healthcare staffing. Lisa has worked in healthcare staffing for more than 18 years.


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