Originally Posted by SpecterGT260
How about all of the above?
Do u have a chart w absolute numbers for docs and administrators? Relative growth % can be very deceiving
Excellent point. The most easily available reference I have (below) reports the following:
In 1999 in the United States:
- 3.21 million people in health care settings were employed in "administrative and clerical occupations"
- this excluded 926,000 in health and life insurance firms
- this excluded 724,000 in insurance brokerages
- this excluded consultants
By my calculations there are approximately 850,000 physicians in the country.
From Costs of health care administration in the United States and Canada
NEJM 349:768-75, 2003.