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Physicians Boost Michigan's Economy, AMA Study Shows

The AMA has partnered with MSMS and other state medical associations to update the 2015 AMA Economic Impact Study. According to the study, Michigan's physicians are trusted leaders who have a positive and lasting impact on the health of their patients and the health of their community as a whole. Physicians also critically support the health of their local and state economies through the creation of jobs with their related wages & benefits, the purchase of goods and services and large-scale support of state and local tax revenues.

In addition, the study, which uses 2012 numbers, clearly indicates that creating an environment that would attract new and retain existing physicians to meet expanding health care demands would also have the added benefit of increasing the number of good jobs in Michigan and improving the health of the local economy.

Some Michigan numbers: 

  • Total Direct Jobs Supported by Physician Industry - 109,186 (3,336,077 Nat'l)
  • Total Indirect Jobs Supported by Physician Industry - 150,351 (6,632,265 Nat'l)
  • Total Jobs Supported by Physician Industry - 259,537 (9,968,342 Nat'l)
  • Average Jobs Supported by Each Physician Including His/Her Own - 11.0 (13.8 Nat'l)

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