In 2021 the estimated number of physicians providing direct patient care in Idaho was 3,180, 19% higher than the estimated number practicing in 2014.
In 2021, there were an estimated 174 physicians per 100,000 population providing direct patient care in Idaho, including 64 primary care physicians per 100,000 population.
The mean age of Idaho’s practicing physicians was 52 years.
Women comprised 28% of the state’s physician workforce but 37% of the primary care, including about 45% of general pediatricians.
Compared with urban areas, most rural areas of Idaho had fewer physicians per 100,000 population and many rural counties had higher percentages of physicians age 55 or older.
Authors:Dahal A, Skillman SM
Journal/Publisher:Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Washington
Citation:Dahal A, Skillman SM. Idaho’s Physician Workforce in 2021. Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Washington, Jul 2022.
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