Primary care providers (per 100,000)
Maryland - Worcester

County

58.2

State

National

  • 24.5
  • 127.5
  • 230.8
Rate of primary care providers (PCP) per 100,000

Numerator

Number of physicians in primary care (general practice, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, or pediatrics)

Population

U. S. Resident population

2012 - Dimensions

  • Total

    58.2


    0
    Comparison of 25 Counties
    58.2
      Low: 24.5             High: 230.8

Historical Data

  • 2012201120102008
    Total58.2
    /
    58.2
    /
    62.2
    /
    58.9
    /

Methodology

  • 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.

References

  • Laditka JN, Laditka SB, Probst JC. More may be better: Evidence of a negative relationship between physician supply and hospitalization for ambulatory care sensitive conditions. Health Serv Res. 2005;40:1148-1166.
  • Goodman DC, Grumbach K. Does having more physicians lead to better health system performance? JAMA. 2008;299:335-337.

Data Source

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.

 
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