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Health Professions / Health Manpower

Organizations & Government Agencies

American Dental Association. This professional organization is a primary source of oral health related information for dentists and their patients.

American Medical Association . This professional medical association is a primary source of physician data.

American Nurses Association. This professional organization provides data about registered nurses.

American Veterinary Medical Association. This professional association represents veterinarians in all areas of practice.

Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). This not-for-profit organization provides data on medical school applicants, physician workforce, medical specialists, practicing physicians, and physicians in training.

Health Resources and Services Administration. Data & Statistics. This is the primary Federal agency for improving access to health care services for people who are uninsured, isolated or medically vulnerable. HRSA provides leadership and financial support to health care providers in every state and U.S. territory.

National League for Nursing. This is the professional organization for nurse faculty and leaders in nursing education.

Selected Resources

Association of American Medical Colleges, Center for Workforce Studies. 2011 State Physician Workforce Data Release. Washington (DC): The Center; 2011 March. 6 p. Data include number of active physicians by state and degree, and patient care physicians to population ratio.

Association of American Medical Colleges, Center for Workforce Studies. 2012 Physician Specialty Data Book. Washington (DC): The Center; 2012 Nov. 39 p. This report updates a 2008 edition. It provides figures for the number of active physicians in each medical specialty and by major professional activity.

AAVMC Public Data (Association of American Veterinary Colleges). This page links to AAVMC data about veterinary school students, faculty, tuition, and more.

American Dental Association, Survey Center. Distribution of Dentists in the United States by Region and State, 2009. Chicago: American Dental Association; 2011 Apr. (DOD-2009). Also available for purchase as an e-book.

AVMA Market Research Statistics (American Veterinary Medical Association). This page links to reports and statistics on veterinary compensation, employment, and practice.

HCEA Top 50 Largest Medical Meetings - Professional Attendance (Healthcare Convention & Exhibitors Association). This page ranks 2011 meetings according to attendance by health care professionals. Ranking by total attendance is also available.

Hing E, Schappert SM. Generalist and specialty physicians: Supply and access, 2009–2010 [Internet]. NCHS Data Brief. 2012 Sep;(105):1-8. PubMed PMID: 23102047.

Health Workforce Studies (Health Resources and Services Administration). This page provides an index of workforce reports from HRSA.

Health Professional Shortage Areas & Medically Underserved Areas/Populations (Health Resources and Services Administration). This page provides access to charts, maps, reports, tables and tools for accessing information on underserved and shortage areas.

Medical fees: a comprehensive listing of current UCR and Medicare fees with Relative Value Units. Los Angeles: PMIC; 2011 - . Annual. Lists usual, customary, and reasonable (UCR) fees at 50%, 75%, and 90% levels, Medicare fee schedule, and Medicare relative value unit (RVU) for procedures organized by CPT code.

MGMA physician compensation and production survey. Englewood (CO): MGMA; 1992 - . Annual. 2012 report is based on 2011 data. Includes physician compensation by specialty and geographic region, weeks worked per year. Includes compensation for 4 types of nonphysician providers: nurse anesthetists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants-surgical; physician assistants-primary care.

Park M, Cherry D, Decker SL. Nurse Practitioners, Certified Nurse Midwives, and Physician Assistants in Physician Offices NCHS Data Brief. 2011Aug;(69):1-8. PubMed PMID: 22142469.

Registered Nurses in the U.S. Nursing by the Numbers (American Nurses Association). This 2-page fact sheet provides a statistical overview on the number of RNs in the U.S. May, 2011.

Nursing Education Statistics (National League for Nursing). The NLM DataView site allows you to search for graphical displays of data about nursing programs then download them in PowerPoint, Excel, PDF, or jpg formats.

Nursing Now Facts (American Nurses Association). This page provides an overview of the number of nursing jobs in the U.S. and the predicted shortage of nurses.

Physician socioeconomic statistics. Chicago: American Medical Association, Center for Health Policy Research; 1999-2003. Ceased.

Physician characteristics and distribution in the U.S. Chicago: American Medical Association; 1981 - . Annual. Data from AMA Physician Masterfile, includes national and state breakdowns of physician activity by self-designated specialty. Trends and historical data provided.

State medical licensure requirements and statistics. Chicago: American Medical Association; 1999 - . Annual. Includes state licensing board statistics for MDs, DOs, international medical graduates.

United States - NPDB Report and Compliance Statistics (Health Resources and Services Administration). This site provides statistics from the National Practitioner DataBank for total U.S. malpractice payment and adverse action reports on physicians licensed in the U.S. Statistics by state also available.

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