13% of Americans live in county with shortage of primary care physicians
This article was published on September 11, 2018 on Beckers Hospital Review written by Megan Knowles.
Forty-four million people, or 13 percent of Americans, live in a county with a primary care physician shortage, defined as less than one primary care physician per 2,000 people, according to a report from UnitedHealth Group.
UnitedHealth Group, one of the largest U.S. insurers, analyzed gaps in primary care access, primary care demand and the value of advanced practice clinicians, including nurse practitioners and physician assistants.
Five other report findings:
1. Americans in rural areas are nearly five times as likely to live in a county with a […]