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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 percent of the population. View prevalence statistics of arthritis and rheumatic diseases >
Between November 2005 and February 2006, the Lewin Group, a leading firm in the field of workforce projections, undertook a survey of rheumatologists in the United States on behalf of the ACR. The purpose of the workforce study was to gain a better understanding of the factors affecting rheumatologist supply and demand. Overall, this landmark study represents the most comprehensive evaluation of the practice of rheumatology in the United States. Read about the study and access the reports >
The ACR is currently undergoing a new workforce study that will be available in mid-summer 2016.