There are now more than 50,000 physicians practicing at hospitalists in the United States. Why have their ranks grown so quickly? Who are they and how are they deployed? What are the latest trends in hospitalist recruiting and compensation? Merritt Hawkins, the nationâ€™s leading physician search and consulting firm, and VHHA Shared Servicesâ€™ preferred physician search provider, recently completed a white paper addressing these and related questions. The white paper offers valuable insights into hospitalist staffing issues and also indicates how the hospitalist model is migrating beyond primary care and beyond the walls of the hospital. Please contact Joe Spivey at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a copy of the white paper or for additional information.