19 statistics to know on physician employment, work schedules

Here are 19 statistics to know on physician work schedules and employment.

MDLinx pulled data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics' 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates to rank which states have the most physicians.

Here are the 15 states with the highest number of active physicians per 100,000 residents:

1. Washington, D.C.: 866.3
2. Massachusetts: 443.5
3. Maryland: 377.8
4. New York: 365.1
5. Vermont: 357.5
6. Rhode Island: 356.9
7. Connecticut: 345.1
8. Maine: 324.5
9. Pennsylvania: 311.8
10. New Hampshire: 308.1
11. Hawaii: 304.5
12. New Jersey: 294.9
13. Oregon: 294.4
14. Minnesota: 291.8
15. Ohio: 289.5

The Physicians Foundation and Merritt Hawkins released the 2018 Survey of America's Physicians Practice, which offers insight into the state of healthcare.

The organizations collected 8,774 responses and 2,472 written comments.

Here are insights from the survey:

16. In general, physicians are working fewer hours and seeing fewer patients. However, employed physicians work more hours and see fewer patients than practice owners.

17. Eighty percent of physicians said they're either at full capacity or overextended.

18. Burnout remains a problem, affecting 78 percent of respondents.

19. Forty-six percent of physicians said they plan to change career paths.

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