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Physical Therapy Minimum Data Set (PTMDS)

The Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) and the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) in collaboration with the National Center for Health Workforce Analysis (National Center) have created a Physical Therapy Minimum Data Set (PTMDS) to facilitate enhanced data collection to describe the physical therapist and physical therapist assistant workforce.

The PTMDS will allow the physical therapy community to answer questions such as the number of physical therapy providers; the race and sex of these individuals; and the facilities and geographic location in which services are provided. This data set will substantially facilitate workforce planning.