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OA-7.1 Data Details

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OA-7.1 Increase the proportion of physicians with geriatric certification

About the Data

Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.

Data Source: 
Physician Characteristics and Distribution in the United States
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch: 
No
Measure: 
percent
Baseline (Year): 
2.7 (2009)
Target: 
3.0
Target-Setting Method: 
10 percent improvement
Numerator: 

Number of licensed MDs, IMGs, and DOs with board certification or certificate of added qualification in geriatrics

Denominator: 

Number of licensed MDs, IMGs, and DOs

Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective: 
Not applicable
Data Collection Frequency: 
Biennial
Methodology Notes: 

    Specialists with geriatric certification are included in the data sources listed.