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Leveraging Data to Monitor the Allied Health Workforce: National Supply Estimates Using Different Data Sources

This study compared national estimates of the supply and characteristics of nine types of allied health workers drawn from four publicly available national data sources: the American Community Survey (ACS), the Current Population Survey (CPS), the Occupational Employment Statistics (OES), and the National Provider Identifier (NPI) Registry. The nine occupations (or occupation groups) examined were occupational therapists, physical therapists, respiratory therapists, speech-language pathologists, clinical laboratory technologists/technicians, dental hygienists, diagnostic related technologists/technicians, medical assistants and social workers.

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This report was produced by the University of Washington Center for Health Workforce Studies. For additional information and resources, visit: depts.washington.edu/fammed/chws/