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Emergency Medicine Statistical Profile

Contains facts and figures from America's emergency departments. Updated: March 2019

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 2019   36,920
Emergency Physicians Certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Emergency Medicine (AOBEM), Active Diplomates, December 2011     2,152
ACEP Members, February 2019   37,502
Emergency Medicine Residents' Association (EMRA) members, February 2019   16,460

Emergency Nurses

 
 
Emergency Nurses, March 2016   180,000

Emergency Nurses Association members, February 2019

 

>43,000

Certified by the Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing, February 2019

 

Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN)

37,365

Certified Flight Registered Nurse (CFRN)

  4,137

Certified Pediatric Emergency Nurse (CPEN)

  4,994

Certified Transport Registered Nurse (CTRN)

     233

Trauma Certified Registered Nurse (TCRN)

  3,764

SEMPA members, February 2019

  3,156
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, February 2019   228
Osteopathic, February 2019   13
   

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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