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SHM's State of Hospital Medicine Report

Pre-Order Your Copy of the 2020 SoHM Report

Pre-order your copy and save 10% off the list price by entering code PRESOHM10 at checkout. Offer expires August 31, 2020.


About the Report

The State of Hospital Medicine (SoHM) Report defines industry standards and is the most comprehensive resource on hospital medicine group configuration and operation. Released biennially, it includes the most recent data on practice demographics, staffing levels, turnover, staff growth, compensation models and financial support for solid evidence-based management decisions from across the country. It combines data collected in the State of Hospital Medicine Survey and data from the Medical Group Management Association’s Physician Compensation and Production Survey.

Whether you are a practice administrator, physician, nurse practitioner, physician assistant, academic, HMG leader, hospitalist management company or a hospital/medical group executive, this Report contains regional and national trends in hospital medicine to help make decisions and improve groups.

It is available for purchase in digital, print or a bundle of both.

About the Survey

The Report is sourced from data collected from individuals and groups via a Survey SHM distributes nationwide to HMGs every other year. Participation from groups across the nation is crucial to the Report’s relevance and success, and as such SHM continually seeks to improve the diversity and scope of participants with each iteration.

SHM’s Practice Analysis Committee and staff work together to review and refine the survey questions and then to analyze survey results for the State of Hospital Medicine Report.

The Value of Data

How data can impact you. 

The Report is designed to provide hospitalists a snapshot of national trends and standards within the field. We intend for the data to serve as a benchmark by which you can continuously measure and compare the performance of your practice both internally and externally to other HMGs across the country.



icons8-question-mark-100.png Who can use the SoHM Report?

icons8-reading-filled-100.png Frontline Hospitalists

Compare your own situation (e.g., compensation, benefits, productivity) with those of your peers, by geographic region, employment model, HMG size and other categories. 

icons8-reading-filled-100.png Nurse Practitioners (NPs) & Physician Assistants (PAs)

Understand the robust presence of NPs and PAs in hospital medicine, how your work is being billed as well as general compensation and productivity benchmarks. 

icons8-reading-filled-100.png Group or Hospital Leaders

Compare your own situation (e.g., compensation, benefits, productivity) with those of your peers, by geographic region, employment model, HMG size and other categories. 

icons8-reading-filled-100.png Practice Administrators

Learn how other HMGs are structured to assess how your group compares and identify opportunities for operational performance improvement.

icons8-reading-filled-100.png Hospitalist Management Companies 

2018 saw record participation by management companies in the SoHM survey, and as much as 25% of the respondent pool is comprised of HMGs employed by management companies. Use the Report to benchmark your own company’s HMG operations against those of your peers.


What's New?

The topics included in the 2020 SoHM Report are more wide-ranging than ever before. In addition to traditional questions regarding the scope of services, staffing and scheduling models, leadership configuration and financial support, this year’s Report includes brand-new questions specifically dedicated to pediatric hospital medicine groups, expanded information on NP/PA roles and data on diversity in HM physician leadership. There will also be a follow-up COVID survey with data that will be published separately as a supplement available to only purchasers of the Report. The 2020 Report is available for pre-order now and will be coming out in September 2020 in digital, print or a bundle of both.

Key findings from 2018 SoHM Report:

75% (2018) vs. 70% (2016)

The proportion of total hospital patients served by hospitalists increased by 5 percent between 2016 and 2018.

Median of 12% of hospitalists jobs unfilled.

Two-thirds of HMGs reported open positions during the year, with a median of 12 percent of their hospitalist jobs unfilled. For a typical HMG with 15 FTEs, that translates to constantly working short or using PRN/locums/extra shifts to cover 2 physicians.

25% (2018) vs. 13% (2016)

The proportion of groups performing some work in post-acute care settings rose by 12 percent since 2016.

SoHM in the News

As a renowned resource in the healthcare industry, the State of Hospital Medicine Report is sure to surface in your search results for key hospital medicine trends and guidance on HMG management decisions. Many articles highlight key findings and demonstrate how the Report has helped various groups and institutions with issues they are facing. 

As featured in...

From press releases to The Hospital Leader blog to The Hospitalist newsmagazine, you will find highlights discussing data speaking to current trends in hospital medicine, ranging from unfilled positions to compensation and everything in between. The SoHM Report is also featured in articles demonstrating how the Report has helped various groups and institutions overcome issues they are facing. 

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We participate every time the survey is available. We find it extremely helpful when we are looking at the recruiting and retention of hospitalists, looking at the compensation is and knowing what is happening out there in the industry.

Roberta P. Himebaugh, MBA, SFHM

The State of Hospital Medicine Report is the must have resource for any practice leader, scheduler, job seeker, or hospital executive. Our multi-site practice depends on the report’s rich data and broad scope to shed light on key decisions on a weekly basis.

Andrew White, MD, SFHM

As someone who helps direct at the division of hospital medicine, the Report is incredibly important to me and our group to reflect on things we are doing well and compare ourselves to other organizations nationally.

Bradley Sharpe, MD, FACP, SFHM