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The Vermont Primary Care Practitioner Workforce 2016 Snapshot

Tuesday, March 7, 2017
A statewide workforce shortage in adult primary care persists.

In this report, practitioners include physicians (MDs, DOs), advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs), certified nurse midwives (CNMs), and certified physician assistants (PA-Cs) who work in family medicine, internal medicine, obstetrics-gynecology, and pediatric practice sites.

  • Since 2013, the strongest growth was in family medicine whose practitioners care for both adults and children.
  • In Vermont, during the three-year period of 2013 to 2016, the number of primary care practitioners grew; however, the shortage in adult primary care practitioners continued statewide.
  • The need for primary care practitioners who care for adults was further demonstrated by the percentage of practitioners who limited or closed their practice to new patients.
  • Since the 2013 report, the supply of physicians decreased while the supply of APRNs and PA-Cs increased.
  • In some counties, a shortage of physicians is counter-balanced to some degree by its supply of APRNs and PA-Cs.
For the full report, click here.



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