Rural Areas Have Fewer Health Care Providers
Published on: September 05, 2019. Updated on: October 20, 2020.
About the Data Insights
This infographic provides a snapshot of how the rural health care workforce compares to the urban health care workforce. While there are 33 providers for every 10,000 people in urban areas, rural areas only have 13 providers on average to serve the same number of people.
- Hospital statistic: NC Rural Health Research Program, The Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina
- Maternal statistics: National Rural Health Association and American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
- PCP (2014) and Total Physician (2015) statistics: RHI Hub and HRSA Area Health Resource Files