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Physician Specialty Data Report

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Active Physicians in the Largest Specialties, 2017

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The table and figure show the number of active physicians in each of the 44 specialty categories featured in the Physician Specialty Data Report. Data are broken out by major professional activity, which includes patient care, teaching, and research.

Table 1.1. Number of Active Physicians in the Largest Specialties by Major Professional Activity, 2017
Specialty
Total Active Physicians
Patient Care
Teaching
Research
Other1
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Source: AMA Physician Masterfile (December 2017).

1 Includes physicians whose self-designated major professional activity was “Administration,” “Not Classified,” or “Other.”

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