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NC Health Professions Data Book (published annually) Click here to view

The Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research publishes the North Carolina Health Professions Data Book which is widely used by state officials, researchers, and professionals in the health care industry as the official source of health professions statistics. The annual publication includes state-, region-, and county-level statistics, as well as demographic and health-related information.

View the complete 2012 North Carolina Health Professions Data Book in PDF format (18 MB). A small number of hard copies are still available.



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Publications are arranged in chronological order, most recent first.

Info Publication Title & Description Announcement
2.7 MB
February 2014

Pharmacists in North Carolina: Steady Numbers, Changing Roles
This report examines trends in the supply of and demand for the North Carolina pharmacy workforce. The report also discusses new and emerging roles for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians that may emerge in the future in response to new models of healthcare delivery.

 
September 2013

GME in the United States: A Review of State Initiatives
This study examines the extent to which states are using health workforce data, implementing novel GME financing initiatives, creating governance structures, and establishing policies or measures to encourage accountability of public funds invested in GME.

 
September 2013

Building State-Level Nursing Workforce Data Systems: 3 Briefs
A set of three briefs, developed with funding through the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Interdisciplinary Nursing Quality Research Initiative(INQRI), provides information and guidance to help states build and maintain nursing workforce data systems that will help answer questions about the current and future supply, distribution, diversity, and demand for nurses.

 
1.4 MB
March 2013

Trends in Graduate Medical Education in North Carolina: Challenges and Next Steps
This report outlines trends in graduate medical education (GME) in North Carolina. The analyses benchmark North Carolina against GME trends in national and neighboring states, investigate whether physicians remain in-state after finishing residency training, and provide an initial estimate of whether the state's residency training programs produce physicians that practice in the specialties and communities where they are most needed. The document also reviews GME financing and decision-making policies and examines best practices in other states to inform future GME policy in North Carolina.

 
1.4 MB
September 2012

Trends in Medical Education in North Carolina
This report looks at trends in undergraduate medical education of physicians practicing in North Carolina. It also presents data on practice specialty and location of graduates of North Carolina's four medical schools five years after graduation.

 
851 KB
August 2012

The Diversity of North Carolina's Health Care Workforce
An examination of the race and ethnicity of licensed health professions in North Carolina.

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797 KB
March 2012

Fall 2011 Allied Health Job Vacancy Tracking Report
An examination of job vacancies in selected allied health professions in North Carolina.

 
636 KB
October 2011

Spring 2011 Allied Health Job Vacancy Tracking Report
An examination of job vacancies in selected allied health professions in North Carolina.

 
569 KB
May 2011

Fall 2010 Allied Health Job Vacancy Tracking Report
An examination of job vacancies in selected allied health professions in North Carolina.

239 KB
October 2010
State of Allied Health Brief
An overview of issues and opportunities for the allied health workforce in North Carolina. 2010 Update.
 
2.4 MB
Mar-Apr 2010

Trends in the Supply of Pharmacists in North Carolina
A report describing the supply and distribution of pharmacists in North Carolina through 2008.

 
1.7 MB
Oct 2008

A Study of Associate Degree Nursing Program Success: Evidence from the 2002 Cohort
This study was undertaken at the request of the North Carolina Community College System to examine factors contributing to the success of ADN programs in NC community colleges. It expands the current evidence base that can be used to inform efforts to reduce student attrition.

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July 2008 North Carolina Hospital Workforce Trend Analysis, 2004-2006
In collaboration with the North Carolina Health Professions Data System, the North Carolina Hospital Association (NCHA), has released a report summarizing workforce trends in North Carolina Hospitals. The report is available on NCHA’s website at www.ncha.org. Questions about the report should be addressed to andi_workforce@ncha.org.
368 KB
Sept 2007
Physician Medical and Residency Training Fact Sheet 2005
A fact sheet examining medical school and residency training of North Carolina physicians actively practicing in 2005.
 
3.4 MB
July 2007
Trends in Licensed Health Professions in North Carolina, 1979-2005
This report brings together 27 years of data published in the NC Health Professions Data Books on the supply and distribution of practitioners in 18 categories of health care professions in North Carolina. Includes maps, charts and tables.
 
302 KB
May 2007
Fall 2006 Allied Health Job Vacancy Tracking Report
An examination of job vacancies in selected allied health professions in North Carolina.
 
2.7 MB
Feb 2007
Trends in the Supply of Dentists in North Carolina, 1996-2005
A report describing the supply and distribution of dentists in North Carolina.
 
1.5 MB
Aug 2006
Spring 2006 Allied Health Job Vacancy Tracking Report
An examination of job vacancies in selected allied health professions in North Carolina.
 
629 KB
Mar 2006
The Supply and Distribution of Psychiatrists in North Carolina: Pressing Issues in the Context of Mental Health Reform
60 KB
Dec 2005
Physican Medical and Residency Training Fact Sheet 2003
A fact sheet examining medical school and residency training of North Carolina physicians licensed in 2003.
 
754 KB
Apr 2005
2005 Allied Health Vacancy Report
An examination of job vacancies in selected allied health professions in North Carolina.
 
134 KB
Apr 2005
State of Allied Health Brief
An overview of issues and opportunities for the allied health workforce in North Carolina. View Powerpoint presentation (2.1 MB).
 
3.0 MB
Aug 2004
The State of Allied Health in North Carolina: A Focus on the Clinical Laboratory Sciences Workforce
An assessment of North Carolina's clinical lab sciences workforce and its educational programs.
 
2.1 MB
Aug 2004
The State of Allied Health in North Carolina: A Focus on the Respiratory Therapy Workforce
An assessment of North Carolina's respiratory therapy workforce and its educational programs.
 
2.3 MB
June 2004
Trends in the Supply of Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists in North Carolina, 1992-2002
An examination in the supply, distribution, education and demographic characteristics of anesthesia providers in North Carolina from 1992 to 2002.
1.73 MB
July 2003
Scanning the Radiologic Sciences Workforce in North Carolina: A Report of the Technical Panel on the Radiologic Sciences Workforce
An examination of the adequacy and supply of practitioners who utilize radiation in imaging or therapy services, which includes: radiologic technologists, radiation therapists, nuclear medicine technologists, and technlogists who operate computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance (MRI), mammography, positron emission tomography (PET), cardiovascular interventional (CV), and other radiology equipment.
200 KB
June 2003
Trends in the Supply of Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants in North Carolina, 1990-2001
An examination of the supply of NPs and PAs relative to physicians in North Carolina's metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties, and in counties of the state that have persistently been designated as health professional shortage areas.
 
507 KB 2001 North Carolina Physicians: Medical School and Residency Training
A comparison of demographic, geographic and practice characteristics of licensed North Carolina physicians by location of medical school and residency training.
 
2.56 MB
Aug 2003
The Pharmacist Workforce in North Carolina
Is there a shortage of pharmacists in North Carolina? This document presents what is currently known about the supply and distribution of the pharmacist workforce in North Carolina.
516 KB
Oct 2002
The Health Information Management Workforce in North Carolina: Current Trends, Future Directions
The third report in a series on Allied Health Professions in North Carolina. This report provides the short to medium-term outlook for the HIM workforce in our state.
2.46 MB
June 2001
Communicating the Trends: The Speech-Language Pathology Workforce in North Carolina
Report of the Technical Panel on Speech-Language Pathology Workforce.
358 KB
May 2001
1999 North Carolina Physicians: Medical School and Residency Training
A comparison of demographic, geographic and practice characteristics of licensed North Carolina physicians by location of medical school and residency training.
910 KB
June 2001
Trends in the Supply and Distribution of Obstetric Care in North Carolina, 1998
An examination of the supply, distribution, demographic and practice characteristics of active physicians and non-physician practitioners who delivered obstetric care in 1998.
1.7 MB
Oct 2000
A Twenty-Year Profile of Trends in Licensed Health Professions in North Carolina: 1979-1998
This Twenty-Year Profile report brings together 20 years of data published in the NC Health Professions Data Books on the supply and distribution of practitioners in 16 categories of health care professions in North Carolina in an effort to develop a more complete picture of access to health care in the state. View full publication, including maps and graphs detailing twenty-year, state- and county-level trends in supply of licensed health professionals in North Carolina. To order this report, please contact the Data Coordinator.
 
431 KB
May 2000
Maintaining Balance: The Physical Therapy Workforce in North Carolina in the Year 2000
Report of the Technical Panel on Physical Therapy Workforce.

 

182 KB
May 1999
1997 North Carolina Physicians: Medical School and Postgraduate Training Fact Sheet.  
                           

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The data for the North Carolina Health Professions Data System are provided to the respective licensing boards by health professionals at the time of initial licensure or renewal. The data are tabulated by the Sheps Center but at all times remain the property of the boards.

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