Primary care providers (per 100,000)
Maryland - Worcester
Rate of primary care providers (PCP) per 100,000
Number of physicians in primary care (general practice, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, or pediatrics)
U. S. Resident population
2012 - Dimensions
Comparison of 25 Counties
The Health Resources and Services Administration compiles physician data from the American Medical Association Master File. Primary care physicians are those who identify as practicing general practice, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, or pediatrics.
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Area Health Resources Files (AHRF)
The Area Health Resources Files (AHRF) is a data set comprised of data collected from more than 50 sources and contains more than 6,000 variables related to health care access at the county level.
Data Source Methodology
The AHRF integrates data from numerous data sources including: the American Hospital Association, the American Medical Association, the US Census Bureau, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Bureau of Labor Statistics, InterStudy, and the Veteran’s Administration.