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Recruiting costs are decreasing: survey
Modern Healthcare

It took about 335 days to hire a neurosurgeon in 2008, but only 150 days to find an anesthesiologist, according to the In-House Recruitment Benchmarking Survey: 2010 Report Based on 2008 Data released this week by the Medical Group Management Association and the Association of Staff Physician Recruiters. The survey includes information on 5,188 searchers conducted by 354 recruiters in 210 departments, and it found that the cost of most physician searches declined with the greatest decrease seen in searches for the nonsurgical subspecialists where the median search cost fell 37.1% to $5,000 in 2008 from $7,945 in 2007.

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