2019 Review of Physician and Advanced Practitioner Recruiting Incentives

July 08, 2019

The 2019 Review of Physician and Advanced Practitioner Recruiting Incentives is now available. It reveals a number of trends within the physician and advanced recruiting market including:

  • For the 13th consecutive year, family physicians topped the list of Merritt Hawkins’ 20 most requested recruiting assignments, underscoring the continued robust demand for primary care physicians. 
  • Though primary care physicians are in strong demand, a growing volume of recruitment activity is shifting toward medical specialists. 78% of Merritt Hawkins’ search assignments tracked in the 2019 Review were for medical specialists, up from 67% four years ago, a trend driven by population and physician aging.
  • The use of quality/value-based physician compensation is rising. 56% of physician production bonus formulas tracked in the 2019 Review feature quality-based metrics, up from 42% the previous year. 

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