Gem: Number of physicians
This indicator is calculated by dividing the number of physicians in patient care by the total population. We multiply the result by 1,000. Note that data from 2003 and later count all physicians in patient care. Data prior to 2003 count only physicians in patient care who are not employed by the federal government.
In counties with relatively few people, a small change in the number of physicians may have a significant effect on rates from year to year.
In Gem . . .
- There were 0.6 physicians per 1,000 population in 2013, compared to 1.6 per 1,000 in Idaho
Note: Data prior to 2003 pertain to physicians not employed by the federal government. The rate is presented on a "per 1,000" basis. NA = Not Reported or Not Available.
Source: 1996-2013: American Medical Association, Physician Characteristics and Distribution in the US. DATE LAST UPDATED: September 22, 2015.