Health Care Access and Quality Primary care provider access (rate per 100,000 persons)
|US Median: 48.0|
|1||San Francisco, CA||221.9||NA|
|17||Santa Clara, CA||129.7||NA|
|27||Salt Lake, UT||102.6||NA|
|33||San Diego, CA||91.6||NA|
|36||Virginia Beach, VA||89.4||NA|
NA - Not Available
Having a primary care provider (PCP) as the usual source of care is especially important. PCPs can develop meaningful and sustained relationships with patients and provide integrated services while practicing in the context of family and community. Having a usual PCP is associated with greater patient trust in the provider, good patient-provider communication, and Increased likelihood that patients will receive appropriate care.
CITATION: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. Healthy People 2020. Washington, DC. Available at http://www.healthypeople.gov
Rate of Primary Care Providers per 100,000
Number of physicians in primary care (general practice, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, or pediatrics).
County resident population.
The Health Resources and Services Administration compiles physician data from the American Medical Association Master File and from the Census Population Estimates program to report primary care provider data at the county level. Primary care physicians are those who identify as practicing general practice, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, or pediatrics.
CITATION: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. Health Indicators Warehouse. http://www.healthindicators.gov
Health Resources and Services Administration. Area Health Resources Files