National estimates of the proportion of current health care professionals, including physicians, who are non–US-born or noncitizens are unknown. These proportions may be significant. For example, non–US-born medical graduates comprise approximately one-fifth of practicing US physicians,1,2 and among non–US-born medical graduates who match into residency positions in the United States, approximately 60% are not US citizens.3 Using data from the US Census, this study estimated the proportion of non–US-born and noncitizen health care professionals in the United States in 2016.
Patel YM, Ly DP, Hicks T, Jena AB. Proportion of Non–US-Born and Noncitizen Health Care Professionals in the United States in 2016. JAMA. 2018;320(21):2265–2267. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.14270
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