Physicians and Surgeons (CA only) (Archives, 1989-2020)

Summary: Number of licensed physicians and surgeons and the rate per 1,000 residents

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This database reports the number of licensed physicians and surgeons and the rate per 1,000 residents in June of each year.  The data exclude licensed physicians outside of the country.  Data include all active-license Medical Doctors (MDs) and fee-exempt licenses.  The category, Total (includes out of state), reflects physicians and surgeons who are licensed in California, but do not live in the state. 


The rate per 1,000 residents is based on Jul. 1 population data from the Bureau of the Census.  The rate for the most recent year relies on population in the prior year since current year were not available when this database was updated.  The rate of Physicians per 1,000 persons for the category Total (includes out of state) is based on total state population.  

Geographic Coverage: States, Counties

Periodicity: Annually

Series Begins/Ends: 1989 - 2020

Source (APA): RAND State Statistics. (2021, February 16). Physicians and Surgeons (CA only) (Archives, 1989-2020).,-1989-2020).html?dbc=cmFuZF9jYWxpZm9ybmlh&bid=%27Ng==%27
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Derived From: California Department of Consumer Affairs

Updated:  Feb. 16, 2021 Next update: None

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