Infographic: Shortage of Primary Care Physicians

Thursday, December 12th, 2013
This post was written by Jackie Lyons

With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, millions of people are gaining health coverage and access to healthcare. However, there may be a shortage of doctors to treat these patients in many parts of the United States, suggests a new infographic from the Commonwealth Fund.

For example, the infographic shows the number of primary care physicians in several counties in Texas, ranging from 83 residents per one PCP in one county to 14,081 residents per PCP in another. Thirty-five Texas counties have more than 3,000 resident per primary care provider.

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One Response to “Infographic: Shortage of Primary Care Physicians”

  1. Kind of useless if they can go three blocks to the neighboring county who is overpopulated with PCP’s!