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Our healthcare thought leadership is respected across all facets of the industry, and prominent media outlets often turn to us as the definitive resource in our field. We have authored white papers covering topics such as population health, physician shortages and hospital/physician relations. In addition, we regularly conduct detailed surveys on physician compensation, revenue generation and resident practice preferences. This ongoing commitment as a leader in healthcare strategies and solutions helps us help both clients and candidates make informed physician recruitment and medical career decisions.

White Papers 2018 Compilation of Physician Compensation Surveys

An increasing number of physicians are paid salaries by large medical groups, hospitals, and other healthcare organizations. Consequently,  physician compensation and the question of what to pay physicians is a crucial topic within healthcare. This white paper lists physician compensation data from various credible sources and includes numbers from Merritt Hawkins’ 2018 Review of Physician and Advanced Practitioner Recruiting Incentives.

Surveys 2018 Survey of Maryland Physician Compensation

Merritt Hawkins recently partnered with MedChi, the Maryland State Medical Society, to conduct a survey examining physician compensation and practice metrics of Maryland physicians. Download the survey today to discover the results.

White Papers Physician Supply Considerations: The Emerging Shortage of Medical Specialists

When considering physician supply in the United States, analysts and academics are near unanimous in their projection of current and growing doctor shortages in the area of primary care. What is less commonly conceded is that shortages of medical specialists also are challenging the ability of the U.S. healthcare system to provide patients with timely, appropriate care. Factors driving the demand for medical specialists and the available supply are examined in this white paper.  

White Papers Rural Physician Recruiting Challenges and Solutions

The challenges facing rural hospitals and other healthcare facilities are numerous and well documented. Learn more about both the challenges and the rewards of rural medicine in this whitepaper.  

Surveys 2018 Survey of Physician and Advanced Practitioners Recruiting Incentives


Celebrating our 25th anniversary of the Merritt Hawkins’ 2018 Review of Advanced Practitioner and Physician Recruiting Incentives.