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Physician Specialty Data Report

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Number of People per Active Physician by Specialty, 2017

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The table and figure show the number of people in the United States per active physician in each of the 44 specialty categories featured in the Physician Specialty Data Report. Population data are from the United States Census Bureau.

Table 1.2. Number of People per Active Physician by Specialty, 2017
Specialty
Total Active Physicians
People Per Physician
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Source: AMA Physician Masterfile (December 2017) and Annual Estimates of the Resident Population by Single Year of Age and Sex for the United States: April 1, 2010, to July 1, 2017, from the U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division. Release date: April 2018. Note: The population under age 21 was used in calculations for Pediatrics, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, and Pediatric Cardiology. The population over age 64 was used in calculations for Geriatric Medicine.

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