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Ohio ranks high for physician access, survey finds

Source:  Health Policy Institute of Ohio

A national survey released this week found that Ohio ranks 13th in the nation when it comes to access to physicians (Source: “Ohio among better states for physician access, survey says,” Dayton Business Journal, Nov. 18, 2015)

The survey by physician search firm Merritt Hawkins is based on 33 variables including physicians per capita, medical residents per capita, urgent care centers, retail clinics, insurance rates per capita, and states that expanded Medicaid through the Affordable Care Act.

Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Delaware and Maryland have the best physician access, according to the report.

Mississippi, Texas, New Mexico, Nevada and Oklahoma have the least access.

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