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Important Facts for Health Care Personnel

Definition

Active physicians and dentists per 10,000 civilian population

Numerator

Number of professionally active physicians (MDs and DOs) or dentists

Denominator

Number of persons in the civilian population

Why Is This Important?

The ratio of physicians or dentists to persons in a population is an indication of the adequacy of the health system and the access to care for persons in that population.

How Do We Compare With the U.S.?

There are more physicians and dentists per person in New Jersey than there are in the U.S. as a whole.
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