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SHM's State of Hospital Medicine Report

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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.

The 2020 State of Hospital Medicine Report also includes access to the COVID-19 Addendum, an additional dataset that explores how hospital medicine groups responded and adapted to the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 Addendum is exclusively available to purchasers of the Report.

The Report and Addendum package 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 group's operations, structure and management plans against those of your peers, by geographic region, employment model, group 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 

Use the Report to benchmark your company's HMG operations against peer companies and groups with other employment models. Apply benchmarks within your company to adapt to differences in region, group size and teaching status.


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.

COVID-19 Addendum 

All purchasers of the 2020 SoHM Report have exclusive access to a supplement — Innovation, Flexibility, and Value: Hospital Medicine Groups Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic, that looks at the changes instituted by HMGs during the COVID-19 pandemic across five major dimensions: Staffing and Scheduling, Financial, Scope of Practice, Operations and Telehealth. Hospitalists' experience with COVID-19 is constantly evolving and, though this data is a snapshot of a mid-2020 moment in time, it clearly shows how change is on-going and how hospitalists are leading the way.  

Due to the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the next version of the State of Hospital Medicine Report is delayed until 2023.

Take a sneak peek into what the Addendum has to offer by downloading the complimentary Executive Summary

Key findings from 2020 SoHM Report & COVID-19 Addendum:

70% of HMGs created dedicated COVID and non-COVID teams in 2020

Two notable changes address workflow and management of patients. Hospitalists across the country instituted dedicated COVID and non-COVID teams and adjusted patient allocation and provider workflows to streamline care for COVID-19 patients. 



Median of 11% of hospitalists jobs unfilled.

Maintaining a full staffing complement continued to be a challenge for many HMGs nationwide. Half of HMGs serving children only, half of HMGs serving both adults and children and close to three-quarters of HMGs serving adults only reported having unfilled positions in their HMGs during at least a portion of the year. 

Increase in Pediatric HMG participation

2020 Survey participation showed a nearly threefold increase from 2018 in the number of HMGs that serve pediatric patients only (pediatric HMGs), although adult HMGs serving adult patients continue to comprise the majority of respondents. 

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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SHM offers a variety of formats, so you can access the 2020 State of Hospital Medicine Report however you would like.

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2020 Print & Electronic Bundle*

Price: $1025.00
*SHM Member Price: $575.00

2020 Print Only*

Price: $875.00
*SHM Member Price: $425.00

2020 Electronic Only

Price: $825.00
*SHM Member Price: $375.00

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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