Developing a physician needs assessment

Med Group Manage J. 2001 May-Jun;48(3):26-33.


The physician needs assessment allows a health care organization to figure the number and mix of physicians it will need, assisting in targeted, realistic recruitment efforts. It forms a key piece of your organization's strategic plan, lays out the current specialty mix, helps justify recruitment plans to your medical staff and the physicians you are recruiting, and can maintain your practice's good standing with regulatory agencies.

MeSH terms

  • Group Practice / organization & administration*
  • Health Workforce*
  • Needs Assessment*
  • Personnel Staffing and Scheduling / organization & administration*
  • Physicians / supply & distribution*
  • Specialization*
  • United States