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Share of physician job-search assignments conducted by Irving, Texas-based physician recruiting firm Merritt Hawkins from April 1, 2011, and March 31, 2012, that featured openings for independent, solo practitioners; the share was 17% in 2006.1 Merritt Hawkins’ 2012 Review of Physician Recruiting Incentives report concludes “the recruitment of physicians into solo practice settings has almost abated.” Conversely, 63% of the firm’s job searches were with hospitals, up from 56% the year before.


  1. Merritt Hawkins. 2012 Review of Physician Recruiting Incentives. Merritt Hawkins website. Available at: Accessed July 23, 2012.

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