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Physician Characteristics and Distribution in the United States

Description: 

Physician Characteristics and Distribution in the U.S. provides extensive data on trends, characteristics and distribution of Doctors of Medicine and Doctors of Osteopathy in the U.S. Information in this publication is extracted from the American Medical Association (AMA) Physician Masterfile, which obtains data from primary sources (e.g., medical schools, hospitals, medical societies, state licensing agencies).

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Physician characteristics for age, sex, major professional activity, specialty, and race; geographical distribution; specialty data for the nation, states, counties.
Population Covered: 
MDs and Dos in the U.S.
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Response Rates and Sample Size: 
Information about more than 921,000 physicians is included in the 2008 edition.
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