Total active doctors of medicine in the U.S. 1949-2015

This statistic shows the total number of active doctors of medicine in the United States from 1949 to 2015. In 1949, there were 191,577 active doctors of medicine in the United States. In 2016, the number stood at 870,900.

Total number of active doctors of medicine in the U.S. from 1949 to 2015*

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Sources

Release date

September 2018

Region

United States

Survey time period

1949 to 2015

Supplementary notes


Values not included in the pdf version of "Health, United States" were taken from the trend tables.
* Starting with 1970 data, MDs who are inactive, have unknown address, or primary specialty not classified are excluded.
** Estimated by the Bureau of Health Professions, Health Resources Administration. Active doctors of medicine (MDs) include those with address unknown and primary specialty not classified.

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