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Finding Health Data and Statistics: Health Care Profession

This guide provides websites and resources for finding data sets and statistics in the area of health and health care.

The Health Care Profession

American Medical Association

Physician characteristics and distribution in the U.S.
Annual publication contains statistical data about physicians including trends, characteristics and distribution.
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Association of American Medical Colleges

Data and Surveys
This page lists AAMC resources about students and residents, institutional operations, and published reports.  Much of the data is subscription based and therefore not accessible, but some reports are available freely online.  The Center for Workforce Studies reports also provides a significant number of data reports.

Bureau of Labor Statistics

Occupational Employment Statistics
Wage estimates for occupations including the major groupings of Healthcare Practictioners and Technical Occupations and Healthcare Support Occupations.

Health Resources and Services Administration
Health Workforce Studies
This entry page features recent studies and highlights, such as the National Sample Survey of Registered Nurses, from the HRSA National Center for Health Workforce Analysis. The Area Health Resources Files (AHRF) draw from an extensive county-level database assembled annually from over 50 sources.

World Health Organization

Health Workforce Statistics
Includes the Global Atlas of the Health Workforce, fact files, and a compendium of statistical sources.

 

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