LocumConnections' network of providers is also expanding to include physician assistants (PAs), nurse practitioners (NPs), emergency medicine, primary care, urgent care and physician subspecialties such as transitionalists and laborists
And another 20%-25% will "self-specialize" by restricting their practice to outpatient gynecology or becoming laborists
, he added.
profession offers obstetricians predictable and limited work hours, while reducing disruption of their office and operating room schedules.
The companies' network of providers includes inpatient primary care physicians and hospitalists, and is expanding to include other physician subspecialties such as transitionalists and laborists
Researchers who worked on the two studies said the differences might be explained by multiple factors, including the midwifery component in the single-center study, and a lack of information about exactly how laborists
functioned at the various centers included in the larger, multicenter study.
Brian Iriye and his colleagues compared "community laborists
" to "full-time laborists
" and found the full-time, professional laborists
had significantly lower cesarean delivery rates than did either community laborists
or traditional private practice ob.
This first published study is important for women's health, as it shows that having dedicated full-time laborists
- hospital based obstetricians dedicated only to labor care - is associated with a large reduction in cesarean delivery rates," said Dr.
2% during the 24 months when full-time laborists
were on hand, compared with 39.
This year, for the first time, SullivanCotter surveyed emerging specialties such as Laborists
, Surgicalists and Nocturnists.
also can take on the responsibilities of on-call obligations, which for a busy, general ob.
This has resulted in the emergence of some new physician specialists called Laborists
, Sugicalists, and Traumatologists.
I believe we will see a rapid expansion in the use of laborists