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Industry Data and Research

With the changing healthcare landscape and the shortage of physicians– from specialties such as Nephrology, Rheumatology, Ophthalmology, Surgical Pediatrics and Genetics – to family medicine practitioners, recruitment and retention at every level continues to be a challenge facing healthcare systems and physician practices. 

AAPPR's research agenda is designed to identify the most critical areas of need impacting the physician and provider recruitment profession.  Our goal is to identify those high priority topics and emerging issues of importance that assist healthcare leaders in solving the range of provider recruitment problems and challenges they face. 

Priority Research Areas We Explore

  1. Factors impacting the length of time to fill physician and provider positions
  2. Factors that impact a recruitment professional’s compensation
  3. The business case for in-house recruitment and retention teams

Current Research

In-House Physician Recruitment Benchmarking

  • Updated annually, it analyzes data on over 6300 provider searches, recruiter profiles and compensation, and other demographic data on the organization.

Physician Recruitment Processes (New Report Coming March 2019)

  • Reports on in-house recruitment work activities, processes, and departmental structures.

Locum Tenens Credentialing 

  • Co-sponsored research into the challenges and promising practices for credentialing locums tenens physicians. AAPPR’s annual benchmarking shows that locum tenens physicians are increasingly relied upon to provide supplemental coverage due to the overall shortage and the increased time to fill certain positions