Primary Care Physicians is the ratio of the population to primary care physicians. The ratio represents the number of individuals served by one physician in a county, if the population was equally distributed across physicians. For example, if a county has a population of 50,000 and has 20 primary care physicians, their ratio would be: 2,500:1. The value on the right side of the ratio is always 1 or 0; 1 indicates that there is at least one Primary Care Physician in the county, and zero indicates there are no registered Primary Care Physicians in the county.
To learn more about the Measure Methods, please visit the Primary Care Physicians, Measure Methods Section, on the Robert Wood Johnson County Health Rankings Website.