Share of visits to U.S. primary care generalists and specialty physicians 1980-2013

Distribution of visits to primary care generalists and specialty physicians in the U.S. from 1980 to 2013

by John Elflein, last edited Sep 28, 2018
Share of visits to U.S. primary care generalists and specialty physicians 1980-2013 This statistic shows the distribution of visits to primary care generalists and specialty physicians in the U.S. from 1980 to 2013. In 2011, some 57 percent of physician visits in the U.S. were visits to primary care generalists like, for example, family and general practitioners.
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Distribution of visits to primary care generalists and specialty physicians in the U.S. from 1980 to 2013

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Primary care generalistsSpecialty care physicians
2013*49.1%50.9%
2012*53.2%46.8%
201156.8%43.2%
201055.2%44.8%
200955.9%44.1%
200859.6%40.4%
200757.4%42.6%
200657.5%42.5%
200558.8%41.2%
200456.7%43.3%
200358.5%41.5%
200259.9%40.1%
200156.8%43.2%
200058.9%41.1%
199957.6%42.4%
199862.6%37.4%
199761.1%38.9%
199063.6%36.4%
198066.2%33.8%
Primary care generalistsSpecialty care physicians
2013*49.1%50.9%
2012*53.2%46.8%
201156.8%43.2%
201055.2%44.8%
200955.9%44.1%
200859.6%40.4%
200757.4%42.6%
200657.5%42.5%
200558.8%41.2%
200456.7%43.3%
200358.5%41.5%
200259.9%40.1%
200156.8%43.2%
200058.9%41.1%
199957.6%42.4%
199862.6%37.4%
199761.1%38.9%
199063.6%36.4%
198066.2%33.8%
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by John Elflein, last edited Sep 28, 2018
This statistic shows the distribution of visits to primary care generalists and specialty physicians in the U.S. from 1980 to 2013. In 2011, some 57 percent of physician visits in the U.S. were visits to primary care generalists like, for example, family and general practitioners.
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