Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Ten States with the Most Primary Care Physicians

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) reports that the United States has roughly 74.5 primary care physicians for every 100,000 residents.  For HRSA purposes, primary care physicians include non-federal osteopaths and physicians who are not hospital residents and who have a declared practice specialty in General Practice, General Family Medicine, General Internal Medicine or General Pediatrics.

Per HRSA studies, The Ten States with the Most Primary Physicians, on a per capita basis, come from the Northeast as indicated here:

A more detailed examination of the underlying data reveals that outside the Northeast, the only states with top ten primary care coverage were Oregon and Minnesota.

Note:  National rank includes the District of Columbia, which is #1 nationally with 113.9 PCPs per 100,000 residents.

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