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186. Physicians by Selected Activity

[In thousands (334.0 represents 334,000). 1970-85 and 1995-98, as of Dec. 31; 1990-94, as of Jan. 1, except as noted. Includes Puerto Rico and outlying areas.

 
Activity 1970 1975 1980 1985 1990 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998
 
    Doctors of medicine, total 334.0 393.7 467.7 552.7 615.4 653.1 670.3 684.4 720.3 737.8 756.7 777.9
Professionally active 311.2 366.4 435.5 511.1 560.0 594.7 605.7 619.8 646.0 663.9 684.6 707.0
  Place of medical education:
    U.S. medical graduates 256.8 289.6 343.6 398.4 437.2 460.4 466.6 475.0 492.2 505.7 519.7 533.4
    Foreign medical graduates 1 54.4 76.8 91.8 112.7 122.8 134.3 139.1 144.8 153.8 158.3 164.9 173.7
  Sex: Male 289.8 335.0 386.7 436.3 463.9 484.6 488.5 494.9 505.9 515.6 527.0 538.9
       Female 21.4 31.4 48.7 74.8 96.1 110.1 117.2 124.9 140.1 148.3 157.7 168.1
Active non-federal 281.7 338.2 417.7 489.5 539.5 575.5 584.0 597.3 624.9 643.5 665.2 688.0
  Patient care 255.0 287.8 361.9 431.5 487.8 520.2 531.7 543.2 564.1 580.7 603.7 606.4
    Office-based practice 188.9 213.3 271.3 329.0 359.9 387.9 398.8 407.0 427.3 445.8 458.2 468.8
      General and family practice 50.8 46.3 47.8 53.9 57.6 58.6 58.1 58.2 59.9 61.8 62.0 64.6
      Cardiovascular diseases 3.9 5.0 6.7 9.1 10.7 11.4 12.1 12.9 13.7 14.3 15.0 15.1
      Dermatology 2.9 3.4 4.4 5.3 6.0 6.3 6.5 6.7 7.0 7.2 7.4 7.6
      Gastroenterology 1.1 1.7 2.7 4.1 5.2 5.7 6.3 6.7 7.3 7.6 7.9 7.9
      Internal medicine 23.0 28.2 40.5 52.7 57.8 65.1 67.3 67.9 72.6 77.9 81.4 83.3
      Pediatrics 10.3 12.7 17.4 22.4 26.5 29.0 30.8 31.5 33.9 35.5 36.8 38.4
      Pulmonary diseases 0.8 1.2 2.0 3.0 3.7 4.0 4.4 4.6 5.0 4.9 5.0 4.9
      General surgery 18.1 19.7 22.4 24.7 24.5 24.9 24.3 24.2 24.1 25.4 27.9 27.5
      Obstetrics and gynecology 13.8 15.6 19.5 23.5 25.5 27.1 27.6 28.2 29.1 29.9 30.1 31.2
      Ophthalmology 7.6 8.8 10.6 12.2 13.1 13.7 13.9 14.3 14.6 14.9 15.1 15.6
      Orthopedic surgery 6.5 8.1 10.7 13.0 14.2 15.8 16.3 16.6 17.1 17.6 18.5 18.5
      Otolaryngology 3.9 4.3 5.3 5.8 6.4 6.6 6.7 6.9 7.1 7.2 7.4 7.5
      Plastic surgery 1.2 1.7 2.4 3.3 3.8 4.0 4.1 4.3 4.6 5.0 5.3 5.3
      Urological surgery 4.3 5.0 6.2 7.1 7.4 7.7 7.8 7.8 8.0 8.2 8.4 8.4
      Anesthesiology 7.4 9.0 11.3 15.3 17.8 20.0 20.6 22.0 23.8 24.9 25.6 26.2
      Diagnostic radiology 0.9 2.0 4.2 7.7 9.8 10.9 11.9 12.1 12.8 13.3 14.1 14.2
      Emergency medicine (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 8.4 9.4 9.8 10.6 11.7 12.3 12.5 13.3
      Neurology 1.2 1.9 3.2 4.7 5.6 6.3 6.8 7.1 7.6 7.9 8.2 8.5
      Pathology, anatomical/clinical 3.0 4.2 6.0 6.9 7.3 7.9 8.5 8.7 9.0 9.7 10.2 10.0
      Psychiatry 10.1 12.2 15.9 18.5 20.0 21.8 22.3 22.6 23.3 24.4 24.5 25.0
      Other specialty 18.2 22.3 31.9 35.8 28.8 31.7 32.4 33.2 35.0 35.8 35.0 35.9
    Hospital-based practice 66.1 74.5 90.6 102.5 127.9 132.3 132.9 136.1 136.8 134.9 145.3 137.6
      Residents and interns 2 45.8 53.5 59.6 72.2 89.9 92.2 89.0 91.5 93.7 90.6 95.8 92.3
      Full-time hospital staff 20.3 21.0 31.0 30.3 38.0 40.1 43.9 44.6 43.1 44.3 49.5 45.3
   Other professional activity 3 26.3 24.3 35.2 44.0 39.0 38.7 37.7 39.9 40.3 42.8 41.5 41.6
   Not classified 4 0.4 26.1 20.6 14.0 12.7 16.6 14.7 14.3 20.6 20.0 20.0 40.0
Federal 29.5 28.2 17.8 21.6 20.5 19.2 21.7 22.5 21.1 20.4 19.4 19.0
  Patient care 23.5 24.1 14.6 17.3 16.1 15.0 18.8 19.3 18.1 18.2 16.9 15.3
    Office-based practice 3.5 2.1 0.7 1.2 1.1 1.5 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
    Hospital-based practice 20.0 22.0 13.9 16.1 15.0 13.5 18.7 19.3 18.1 18.2 16.9 15.3
      Residents and interns 2 5.4 4.3 2.4 3.3 2.1 1.3 4.7 3.6 2.7 5.7 4.1 0.7
      Full-time hospital staff 14.6 17.7 11.4 12.9 12.8 12.2 14.1 15.7 15.4 12.5 12.9 14.7
  Other professional activity 3 6.0 4.1 3.2 4.3 4.4 4.2 2.9 3.2 3.0 2.2 2.4 3.7
Inactive 19.6 21.4 25.7 38.6 52.7 55.7 63.0 63.3 72.3 72.5 71.1 69.9
Unknown address 3.2 5.9 6.4 3.0 2.8 2.7 1.7 1.4 2.0 1.3 1.0 0.9
 
    Doctors of osteopathy 5 14.3 15.4 18.8 24.0 30.9 33.5 33.4 35.0 35.7 37.3 38.9 40.8


NA Not available.
1 Foreign medical graduates received their medical education in schools outside the United States and Canada.
2 Includes clinical fellows.
3 Includes medical teaching, administration, research, and other.
4 Not classified established in 1970; however, complete data not available until l972.
5 As of July. Total DOs. Source: American Osteopathic Association, Chicago, IL.

Source: Except as noted, American Medical Association, Chicago, IL, Physician Characteristics and Distribution in the U.S., annual (copyright).

http://www.ama-assn.org/



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These tables are based on figures supplied by the United States Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Commerce and are subject to revision by the Census Bureau.

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