The effective and efficient delivery of children's health care depends on the number, composition, and distribution of general pediatricians and pediatric medical and surgical subspecialists necessary to deliver care to the child population.
The AAP’s expert group on this topic is the Committee on Pediatric Workforce. These national experts analyze and report on the current and future supply of pediatricians and the demand for pediatric services. The committee formulates policy and addresses the financing of graduate medical education, changes in practice patterns (including part-time practice, retirement trends, and use of non-physician clinicians), scope of practice, workforce diversity, and the geographic distribution of pediatricians.
For essential information on the pediatric physician workforce visit the COPW website.
Another useful resource is the American Board of Pediatrics 2015-2016 Work Force Data report.