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The Economic Conributions of Oregon's Physicians

 Report by the Oregon Healthcare Workforce Institute - January 2013

Here are the highlights from the study:

  • In 2011, Oregon's physicians contributed a total of 256,432 jobs or 12% of the state's job market through direct, indirect and induced (total) employment.
  • Statewide on average, one physician contributed 23 total jobs to the state's labor market.
  • The total value added contribution to Oregon's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by Oregon physicians was $18.8 billion, or 10% of the states GDP.
  • The total estimated state and local tax contribution related to Oregon's physicians was $1.48 billion.
  • At the county level, per physician, the total jobs contributed ranged from 11 to 52 jobs. The contribution to GDP ranged from $700,000 to $2.9 million, and the state and local taxes generated ranged from $60,000 to $220,000.

Click here to view the full report:  The Economic Contributions of Oregon's Physicians