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Word of the week: Locum tenens

August 13, 2019

Locum tenens is this week’s word of the week given that this is National Locum Tenens Week. “Locum tenens is Latin for ‘holding the place,” according to Staffing Industry Analysts’ Lexicon. “In healthcare staffing, locum tenens is a temporary physician who is substituting for a physician who is absent from his or her duties. This also refers to the segment of the healthcare staffing industry that provides these physicians.”


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