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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 Family Medicine Recruiting Trends and Recommendations

Family Medicine physicians are consistently the most requested recruiting assignments for Merritt Hawkins. This white paper examines trends in the recruitment of family medicine physicians, including current supply and demand projections, compensation in the specialty, the expanding role of family physicians, and recommendations for recruiting these doctors.   

Surveys 2018 Survey of America's Physicians: Practice Patterns and Perspectives

The 2018 physician survey from the Physician's Foundation and Merritt Hawkins examines the impact of poverty on healthcare outcomes, professional morale, practice patterns, career plans and perspectives of physicians.


Surveys 2018 Review of Physician and Advanced Practitioner Recruiting Incentives

Now in its 25th year, the Merritt Hawkins’ 2018 Review of Physician and Advanced Practitioner Recruiting Incentives indicates the rising demand for medical specialists and mental health professionals. This annual reports tracks physician starting salaries and recruiting trends of 3,045 physician and advanced practitioner recruiting assignments the firm conducted.

White Papers The Cost of a Physician Vacancy

What is the cost of a physician vacancy to a healthcare facility or to a community? 
At first glance, the answer to this question may seem obvious. Interview expenses, the cost of on-staff recruiting personnel and/or a physician search firm, and patients that are lost during the transition are some of the consequences of a physician vacancy that immediately come to mind. 
However, several implications of physician vacancies are frequently overlooked, and often the total impact of a physician vacancy can be difficult to quantify.

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.