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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 Convenient Care: Growth and Staffing Trends in Urgent Care, Retail Medicine, and Free-Standing Emergency Centers

Increased access to medical service -- the idea that success in healthcare delivery depends on “being everywhere, all the time” -- is a part of a growing trend in which healthcare organizations are evolving away from a transactional model of care and toward an “experiential” model characterized by customer service, price transparency, provider ratings, and ease of use. With the understanding that consumers punish complexity and reward simplicity, healthcare is shifting to a convenient care/outpatient model with a wider menu of niche providers to suit varying customer preferences.

To learn more about this trend, download our new white paper today.

White Papers Physician Supply and Demand Fact Sheet

This white paper provides an at-a-glance look at current statistics revealing physician supply and demand facts and trends in the United States from various sources. 
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White Papers The Growing Use and Recruitment of Hospitalists

Hospitalist medicine, still a relatively new area of practice, recently celebrated its 20th anniversary. This white paper examines trends in the recruitment of hospitalists, including current supply and demand projections, compensation in the specialty, and the role of hospitalists in today’s evolving healthcare system. 

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.