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

Authors: Susan Skillman, MS | Arati Dahal, PhD | Bianca Frogner, PhD | Benjamin Stubbs, MPH

Topics: Allied Health, Behavioral Health, Oral Health

Research Center: University of Washington Center for Health Workforce Studies

December 1, 2016

This report compares national estimates of the supply and characteristics of 9 types of allied health workers drawn from 4 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 9 occupations (or occupation groups) examined are 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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