Which States Have Seen the Most Growth in Their Physician Workforce?

The following data reflects the increase in active physicians from 2000 to 2008, the latest figures available. This includes active doctors of medicine and active doctors of osteopathy.

Data is from the American Medical Association as reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

10 states with the most physician growth
1. Alaska: 30.8 percent
2. North Dakota: 28.7 percent
3. Oregon: 21.4 percent
4. Hawaii: 20.5 percent
5. New Hampshire: 20.2 percent
6. District of Columbia: 19.8 percent
7. South Dakota: 18.75 percent
8. Maine: 16 percent
9. Minnesota: 15.7 percent
10. New Mexico: 14.4 percent

10 states with the lowest physician growth
1. Ohio: 1 percent
2. Florida: 1.7 percent
3. Indiana: 2.2 percent
4. Montana: 2.7 percent
5. Nebraska: 3.8 percent
6. New York: 4.4 percent
7. Pennsylvania: 4.7 percent
8. Georgia: 4.9 percent
9. New Jersey: 5.8 percent
10. Missouri: 6.1 percent

All

Alabama: 9.1 percent
Alaska: 30.8 percent
Arizona: 6.7 percent
Arkansas: 8.5 percent
California: 10.1 percent
Colorado: 10.8 percent
Connecticut: 8.6 percent
Delaware: 6.9 percent
District of Columbia: 19.8 percent
Florida: 1.7 percent
Georgia: 4.9 percent
Hawaii: 20.5 percent
Idaho: 13.3 percent
Illinois: 6.5 percent
Indiana: 2.2 percent
Iowa: 8.6 percent
Kansas: 9.2 percent
Kentucky: 12.1 percent
Louisiana: 6.3 percent
Maine: 16 percent
Maryland: 13.6 percent
Massachusetts: 13 percent
Michigan: 8.4 percent
Minnesota: 15.7 percent
Mississippi: 9.6 percent
Missouri: 6.1 percent
Montana: 2.7 percent
Nebraska: 3.8 percent
Nevada: 9.4 percent
New Hampshire: 20.2 percent
New Jersey: 5.8 percent
New Mexico: 14.4 percent
New York: 4.4 percent
North Carolina: 12.1 percent
North Dakota: 28.7 percent
Ohio: 1 percent
Oklahoma: 7.7 percent
Oregon: 21.4 percent
Pennsylvania: 4.7 percent
Rhode Island: 13.8 percent
South Carolina: 8.6 percent
South Dakota: 18.75 percent
Tennessee: 10.2 percent
Texas: 5.9 percent
Utah: 6.1 percent
Vermont: 12.5 percent
Virginia: 13.8 percent
Washington: 13.9 percent
West Virginia: 9.4 percent
Wisconsin: 13.9 percent
Wyoming: 15 percent



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