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Appendix D. Region VIII Medical Staffing Resources

Table D1. Primary Medical Surge Staffing Resources, Federal Region VIII1

Medical Staff CO Per 100,000 MT Per 100,000 ND Per 100,000 SD Per 100,000 UT Per 100,000 WY Per 100,000 Region Total Per 100,000 U.S. Per 100,000
Physicians (MDs and DOs) 7,983 201 1,594 181 1,202 189 1,204 165 3,280 156 720 150 15,983 182 198
Nurse Practitioner 1,900 48 252 29 153 24 274 38 694 33 112 23 3,385 39 26
Physician Assistants (1999) 665 16 131 15 154 24 198 27 260 12 82 17 1,490 17 10
Respiratory Therapists 1,260 32 220 25 280 44 260 36 360 17 160 33 2,540 29 31
RNs (1996) 30,827 803 6,774 764 6,902 1,069 7,752 1,049 12,641 631 3,784 773 68,680 798 798
LPNs 6,350 160 2,630 268 277 434 1,860 255 3,280 156 880 183 15,277 199 249
Clinical Laboratory 3,150 79 810 92 920 144 950 130 2,700 129 310 65 8,840 101 105
Social Workers 9,430 238 2,480 282 1,720 270 2,030 278 5,210 248 1,200 250 22,070 251 216
Nurse Aides, Orderlies & Attendants 13,400 338 4,620 525 6,070 952 5,750 787 5,470 260 1,940 404 37,250 423 466

1 Data are based on 1998 data unless otherwise noted and was provided by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) State Health Workforce Profiles, December 2000.

A region's surge planning efforts can involve supplementing the traditional medical workforce with secondary alternative medical staff. Table D2 profiles potential alternative medical staffing resources available in Federal Region VIII.

Table D2. Secondary Medical Surge Staffing Resources, Federal Region VIII2

Medical Staff CO Per 100,000 MT Per 100,000 ND Per 100,000 SD Per 100,000 UT Per 100,000 WY Per 100,000 Region Total Per 100,000 U.S. Per 100,000
Dentists 2,242 57 422 48 272 43 294 40 1,090 52 220 46 4,540 52 48
Podiatrists 116 3 40 5 16 3 24 3 102 5 10 2 308 4 5
Pharmacists 2,430 61 640 73 560 88 510 70 1,140 54 250 52 5,530 63 66

2 Data are based on 1998 data unless otherwise noted and was provided by the HRSA State Health Workforce Profiles, December 2000.

Table D3. Primary Medical Surge Staffing Resources, Federal Region VIII

Medical Staff Status Colorado Montana North Dakota South Dakota Utah Wyoming Regional Total
Medical Doctors and
Doctors of Osteopathy
Active 14,033 3,114 2,636 2,482 7,192 2,222 31,679
Active In-state 10,695 2,112 1,380 1,484 a 900 16,571
Active Out-of-state 3,338 1,002 1,256 998 a 1,322 7,916
% Active Out-of-state 24% 32% 48% 40% NA 60% 25%
Inactive 2,669 620 1,503 182 5,120 2,452 12,546
Inactive In-state a 22 305 152 a 0 479
Inactive Out-of-state a 523 1,198 30 a 2,352 4,103
Inactive Retired b 75 b b b 100 175
Physician Assistants Active 1,090 242 187 290 431 170 2,410
Active In-state 1,061 216 a 278 a 170 1,725
Active Out-of-state 29 26 a 12 a 0 67
% Active Out-of-state 3% 11% NA 4% NA 0% 3%
Inactive 109 79 b b b b 188
Registered Nurses Active RN Total 51,282 10,000 8,313 10,456 16,864 4,800 101,715
Inactive RN Total b b NA 10,944 4 b 10,948
Licensed Practical Nurses Active LPN Total 10,264 5,000 3,157 2,149 3,491 982 25,043
Inactive LPN Total b b NA 3,178 1 b 3,179
RN and LPN Total Active Total 61,546 15,000 11,470 12,605 20,355 5,782 126,758
Active In-state a a 9,754 a a 5,056 14,810
Active Out-of-state a a 1,716 a a 726 2,442
% Active Out-of-state NA NA 15% NA NA 13% 2%
Inactive Total b b 27,732 14,172 5 b 41,909
Inactive In-state b b a a a b  
Inactive Out-of-state b b a a a b  
Nurse Practitioners Active 2,167 300 254 299 811 215 4,046
Certified Nurse Assistants Active 24,900 9,488 10,300 22,614
d
c 4,083 71,385
Active In-state c 8,875 9,270 3,988 22,133
Active Out-of-state c 613 1,030 95 1,738
% Active Out-of-state NA 7% 10% 2% 2%
Inactive 12,400 13,748 15,570 d 41,718
Respiratory Therapists Active 1,800 470 380 347 914 c 3,911

aThe board cannot filter data by State of residency.
bNo inactive or retirement status.
cUnable to contact/no response from board.
dUnable to tell activity status of license.

Source: State licensing boards, April and May 2003.

Table D4. Secondary Medical Surge Staffing Resources, Federal Region VIII

Medical Staff Status Colorado Montana North Dakota South Dakota Utah Wyoming Regional Total
Dentists Active 3,843 620 358 451 2,313 421 8,006
In-state 3,843 500 299 358 2,313 253 7,566
Out-of-state 0 120 59 93 0 168 440
% Out-of-state 0% 19% 17% 21% 0% 40% 6%
Veterinarians Active 3,500 1,000 437 760 557 560 6,814
In-state 3,500 468 205 337 557 240 5,307
Out-of-state 0 532 232 423 0 320 1,507
% Out-of-state 0% 53% 53% 56% 0% 57% 22%
Podiatrists Active f 70 28 66 180 34 378
In-state f 44 e 35 e 6 85
Out-of-state f 26 e 31 e 28 85
% Out-of-state NA 37% NA 47% NA 82% 23%
Pharmacists Active 5,491 1,481 700 1,400 1,574 1,000 11,646
In-state 3,700 883 650 760 e 450 6,443
Out-of-state 1,791 598 50 640 e 550 3,629
% Out-of-state 33% 40% 7% 46% NA 55% 31%

eThe State board of medical examiners or equivalent cannot filter data by state of residency.
fUnable to contact/no response from board.

Source: State licensing boards, April and May 2003.

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