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Access the latest statistics related to prevalence of rheumatic diseases, the rheumatology workforce, and graduate medical education.
In 2013, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced data estimating that 52.5 million U.S. adults suffer from arthritis - equating to about 23% of the population. View prevalence statistics of arthritis and rheumatic diseases >
Ten years have elapsed since our last workforce study, and much has changed. The American College of Rheumatology contracted with the Academy for Academic Leadership (AAL) to conduct the 2015 Rheumatology Workforce Study. This purpose of this workforce study was to describe the character and composition of the current rheumatology workforce, recognize demographic and employment trends, inform workforce and succession planning for the ACR/ARHP to ensure appropriate access to care for patients with rheumatic diseases, identify potential paths for the evolution of workforce supply and demand and their associated implications, and more. Read about the study and access the report >