State of research in adult Hospital Medicine: Updated results of a national survey and longitudinal analysis of national data

J Hosp Med. 2023 Jun;18(6):519-523. doi: 10.1002/jhm.13096. Epub 2023 Apr 5.


We sought to understand the current state of research in adult Hospital Medicine by repeating a 2018 survey of leaders in Hospital Medicine with changes to improve the response rate of surveyed programs. We also analyzed the public sources of federal research funding and MEDLINE-indexed publications from 2010 through 2019 among members of the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM). Of the 102 contacted leaders of Hospital Medicine groups across the country, 49 responded, for a total response rate of 48%. Among the 3397 faculty members represented in responding programs, 72 (2%) of faculty were identified as conducting research for more than 50% of their time. Respondents noted difficulties at every stage of the research development pipeline, from a lack of mentors to running a fellowship program to a lack of applicants seeking further research training. Improvements to our research training pipeline will be essential to the long-term improvement of our profession.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Hospital Medicine*
  • Humans
  • Mentors
  • Surveys and Questionnaires