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Emergency Medicine Statistical Profile

Contains facts and figures from America's emergency departments. Updated: January 2018

Emergency Physicians

 
 
Emergency Physicians (in clinical practice, 2007)1   42,000
Emergency Physicians Certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM), Active Diplomates, January 2017   34,816
Emergency Physicians Certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Emergency Medicine (AOBEM), Active Diplomates, December 2011     2,152
Members of ACEP, January 2018   36,269
Emergency Medicine Residents' Association (EMRA) members, January 2018 15,634

Emergency Nurses

 
 
Emergency Nurses, March 2016   180,000

Emergency Nurses Association members, November 2017

Nurses Certified by the Board of Certification for Emergency Nurses, November 2017

 

>42,000

>34,000

SEMPA members, January 2018 3,029
Nurse Practitioners practicing in EDs2   3,521

Emergency Departments3 

 

 
2012 total   3,930
2011 total   3,981
2010 total   3,964
2009 total   3,986
2008 total   4,086
2006 total   4,061
2001 total   4,045
     

Emergency Department Visits3

 

 
2012   137,281,696
2011   133,440,767
2010   131,543,381
2009   131,413,757
2008   126,716,715
2006   122,628,450
2001   109,838,319

Emergency Department Residency Programs

 
 
Allopathic, March 2016   168
Osteopathic, March 2016   62
   

EMS Professionals4

 
 
(includes EMT-Basic, EMT-Intermediate, and Paramedics), March 2011   826,111
   

Ambulances

 
 
Ambulance Services,4 December 2011   15,276
Ground Ambulance Vehicles,4 December 2011   78,258

References

  1. Counselman FL, Marco CA, Patrick VC, et al. A study of the workforce in emergency medicine: 2007. Am J Emerg Med. 2009;27:691-700. (This study has not been redone.)
  2. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, National Center for Health Workforce Analysis. Highlights From the 2012 National Sample Survey of Nurse Practitioners. Rockville, Maryland: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2014. http://bhpr.hrsa.gov/healthworkforce/supplydemand/nursing/nursepractitionersurvey/npsurveyhighlights.pdf
  3. American Hospital Association. Hospital Statistics. 2014 edition. Chicago, IL: Health Forum, LLC;2014.
  4. National Association of State EMS Officials (NASEMSO) Survey of US State and territory offices. 2011. http://www.jems.com/articles/2011/11/nasemso-survey-provides-snapshot-ems-ind.html

Other Sources: American Ambulance Association; American Board of Emergency Medicine; Emergency Nurses Association; National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians; National Association of State EMS Officials.

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