Physicians in the U.S.

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Statista dossier on physicians in the U.S.

This dossier provides some of the most important facts and figures concerning physicians in the United States. Physicians are central to every health system. In the U.S., the number of active physicians is constantly increasing. The cost for physicians also continues to grow. This document supplies information on the number of physicians and patients, data for the U.S. states, and statistics on expenditure, compensation, treatments, etc.

Table of contents

  • 1. Overview
    • Total doctors of medicine in the U.S. 1949-2015

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

    • Inactive doctors of medicine in the U.S. 1975-2015

    • Active doctors of medicine in patient care in the U.S. 1975-2015

    • Active doctors of medicine in the U.S. by place of education 1985-2015

    • Active physicians in the U.S. 1975-2015 by age

    • Physicians in patient care in the U.S. 1975-2015 by age

    • Number of active physicians in the U.S. 2018 by specialty area

  • 2. U.S. states
    • Leading U.S. states based on the total number of active physicians 2018

    • Leading U.S. states based on the number of active primary care physicians 2018

    • Leading U.S. states based on the number of active specialist physicians 2018

    • Top U.S. states by number of active physicians 2015

    • Top U.S. states by number of physicians in patient care 2015

  • 3. Expenditure
    • U.S. physician and clinical services expenditure 1960-2018

    • Physician and clinical services spending in the U.S. by payer 2010-2018

    • U.S. consumer price index: physician and dental services 1960-2017

    • Mean expenses per office-based physician visit U.S. 2016 by specialty

    • Mean out-of-pocket expenses per physician visit in the U.S. 2016 by specialty

  • 4. Compensation
    • Annual compensation earned by U.S. physicians by specialty 2018

    • U.S. medical specialties percentage compensation increase 2018

    • Mean physician compensation by U.S. region 2018

    • Top U.S. states by annual compensation for physicians 2018

    • Annual compensation earned by U.S. physicians by gender 2018

    • U.S. physicians' opinion about their compensation by specialty 2018

    • Use of signing bonuses as incentive for the recruitment of U.S. physicians 2016-2018

  • 5. Patients
    • U.S. adults who visit a general practitioner always when sick 2017

    • U.S. adults that trust their doctor in prescribing appropriate drugs

    • U.S. adults about their doctor's up-to-date pharma research knowledge 2017

    • Number of patients U.S. physicians saw per day 2012-2018

    • Time U.S. physicians spent with each patient 2018

    • Change in general physicians and adult patient populations in the U.S. 2010-2025

  • 6. Burn-out
    • Share of U.S. physicians that have feelings of professional burnout 2018

    • Burn-out among U.S. physicians 2013-2018, by gender

    • Percentage of U.S. physicians feeling burned out by specialty 2017

    • Major causes for burn-out among U.S. physicians 2017

    • Severity of burn-out among U.S. physicians 2017, by specialty

  • 7. Other facts
    • Portrait of a U.S. physician 2018

    • Share of U.S. physicians with memberships in medical societies 2012-2018

    • Professional morale and state of medicine among U.S. physicians 2012-2018

    • Opinion on the future of the medical profession among U.S. physicians 2012-2018

    • Views of U.S. physicians on most satisfying factors in medical practice 2008-2018

    • Estimated U.S. physician deficit 2017-2030

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