A: The average salary for the hospitalist on the East Coast is $189,400, compared to the national average of $193,300.
Q: As a hospital medicine group leader, should I expect financial support for my program?
A: According to the survey, 91% of HMGs receive some kind of financial backing for their program, with an average of $97,275 in support per FTE physician.
Q: How do hospital medicine groups handle night coverage?
A: Currently, 53% of HMGs have an on-site provider, 27% have a hospitalist on-call at home, 16% have a combination of on-site and on-call coverage, and 3% have no night coverage at all.
To purchase the “2007-2008 Bi-Annual Survey on the State of the Hospital Medicine Movement,” visit www.hospital medicine.org/survey.