Thought Leadership



Access an extensive library of healthcare content

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 Women in Medicine

In this white paper, Merritt Hawkins examines the history of females in medicine, distribution of female physicians among specialties and states, practice, salary and work considerations, and projects how the growth of female physicians will change the composition of the physician workforce.

White Papers Population Health Management and Physician Staffing

In this white paper, Merritt Hawkins examines the development of population health management, component elements, and how healthcare organizations are implementing and staffing this emerging delivery model.

Surveys 2017 Final-Year Medical Residents Survey

Merritt Hawkins’ 2017 Survey of Final-Year Medical Residents examines the level of demand for graduating medical residents and a variety of other factors pertaining to the career preferences and practice plans of physicians completing their medical training.

Reports Patient Physician Access Index
Surveys Survey of America's Physicians: Practice Patterns and Perspectives

The 2016 Survey of America's Physicians is now available. It covers an overview of professional morale, practice patterns, career plans, and perspectives of today’s physicians, aggregated by age, gender, primary care/specialists, and practice owners/employees.