Compensation holds steady
But hospitalists may see big increases next year
WHILE DATA from the 2023 Today’s Hospitalist Compensation & Career Survey show that hospitalist pay remained relatively flat this year, conversations with hospitalists and consultants provide a more nuanced picture of pay for the specialty. Through charts from our survey and interviews with experts, see what trends in hospitalist pay look like across the country and within different types of hospitalist practice settings.
Hospitalists look for ways to implement telemedicine
PUMMELED BY LOW margins and rising costs, hospitals in postpandemic America need to make the most of what they’re spending on staffing. One strategy being used in some hospitals is telehealth programs that pair hospitalists with NPs/PAs to cover nights in two or more hospitals in a single health system. And we talk to one hospitalist group that now uses telemedicine to treat patients who otherwise would wait in the ED for 10 hours or more.
In our latest survey, high levels of dissatisfaction are down
Data from our 2023 survey show that one in five hospitalists said they were very satisfied with their career. That’s a big drop from our 2019 survey, when 55% reported they were very satisfied. The good news, however, is that 14% of hospitalists said they are dissatisfied, which is a 4% drop from our 2019 results. Read for more from this year’s survey data.