Economic Impact of Medical Providers in Utah
The positive economic impact of rural and underserved physicians cannot be emphasized enough. Nationally, physicians generate a collective output of $2.3 trillion dollars in direct and indirect output. In Utah, physicians generate an average economic output of $12.3 billion dollars annually supply over 72,000 jobs, and bring in over $400 million dollars in state and local tax revenue.1
Not only do providers supply economic benefit to communities, out of 1,662 providers interviewed, 90% believe community engagement, political participation, and health advocacy are important roles as providers.2 In essence, increasing the pipeline of providers to rural communities serves as a catalyst for job creation and economic growth that reverberates through communities.
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- IQVIA. (2018) The National Economic Impact of Physicians.
- R. L. Gruen, E. G. Campbell, and D. Blumenthal, Public Roles of U.S. Physicians: Community Participation, Political Involvement, and Collective Advocacy, Journal of the American Medical Association November 22, 2006 296(20):2467-75