In 2021 the estimated number of physicians providing direct patient care in Montana was 2,569, 26% higher than the estimated number practicing in 2014.
There were an estimated 238 physicians per 100,000 population providing direct patient care in Montana, including 83 primary care physicians per 100,000 population in 2021.
The mean age of Montana’s practicing physicians was 53 years. Women comprised 34% of the state’s physician workforce and 46% of the primary care, including 68% of general pediatricians.
Compared with urban areas, most rural areas of Montana had fewer physicians per 100,000 population and many rural counties had high 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. Montana’s Physician Workforce in 2021. Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Washington,, Jul 2022.
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