Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
A number of factors affect the distribution of specialist physicians, including the population size and economic development of a region, the regions' professional climate and the extent of social amenities in a region. According to the American Medical Association (AMA), the Mid-Atlantic states have the highest physician-to-population ratio; the Great Lakes and Plains states have the lowest.
Physicians tend to cluster in urban areas, close to hospitals and education centers. AMA data shows that about 75.0% of physicians are located in metropolitan areas, while the remaining 25.0% are located in rural areas... purchase to read more