In 1993, there were 4,355 active, postresident physicians in the United States who, according to the American Medical Association (AMA) Physician Masterfile, had their primary specialty in either adult nephrology or pediatric nephrology.
These renal physicians constituted 0.8% of the active postresident physician population, and there were 1.67 renal physicians for every 100,000 people in the United States.
The population of renal physicians has grown at a significantly greater rate than the physician population as a whole.
The number of renal physicians increased more than 10-fold between 1970 and 1993, and it increased by 19% between 1990 and 1993.
In recent years, the growth of the renal physician population has been bolstered by the large number of new international medical graduates (IMGs) entering the United States, who have entered nephrology at a much higher rate than entering US medical graduates (USMGs).
The future growth of the renal physician population will be determined by a wide variety of factors, including future trends in specialty selection and whether policies are implemented to reshape the physician workforce.
The projection analysis of the future supply of adult nephrologists considers three different scenarios.
First, if the production of new nephrologists remains at status quo, the supply of adult nephrologists will increase 101% between 1993 and 2010. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Médecin, Spécialité médicale, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Rein pathologie, Démographie, Gestion personnel, Politique sanitaire, Appareil urinaire pathologie, Néphrologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Physician, Medical specialty, United States, North America, America, Kidney disease, Demography, Staff management, Health policy, Urinary system disease
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0345561
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 12/09/1997.