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Health Indicator Report of Health Care Personnel

The ratio of physicians or dentists to persons in a population is an indication of the adequacy of the health system and the access to care for persons in that population.

Data Source

American Dental Association, Health Policy Institute, Supply of Dentists in the U.S.: 2001-2015, http://www.ada.org/en/science-research/health-policy-institute/data-center/supply-of-dentists

Definition

Active physicians and dentists per 10,000 civilian population

Numerator

Number of professionally active physicians (MDs and DOs) or dentists

Denominator

Number of persons in the civilian population

How Do We Compare With the U.S.?

There are more physicians and dentists per person in New Jersey than there are in the U.S. as a whole.
Page Content Updated On 02/21/2017, Published on 03/09/2017
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Content updated: Wed, 15 Nov 2017 07:52:42 EST