There’s some good news to report as we begin this new year. The number of licensed physicians caring for the people of Indiana is growing. More doctors are delivering direct patient care, and the total number of doctors renewing their licenses has steadily increased throughout the past decade.
That’s the conclusion of the recently published "Report of Responses to the 2003, 2005 and 2007 Indiana Physician Re-licensure Surveys" from the Center for Indiana Health Workforce Studies and Indiana University Bowen Research Center, in collaboration with the Indiana Area Health Education Centers Program.
An in-depth examination of the state’s physician workforce, the report provides accurate, timely and relevant data to inform Indiana's response to the health care needs of Hoosiers.
Co-author Terrell W. Zollinger, DrPH, IU professor of public health said, "This is the best, most comprehensive information we currently have about the physician workforce in our state. We believe the information will be helpful to a wide range of stakeholders, including policy-makers, educators, business and community leaders, and a wide range of advocacy groups."
The publication includes Indiana physician demographic and employment characteristics, practice location, as well as past and projected physician workforce trends. See the full report here.