DefinitionActive physicians and dentists per 10,000 civilian population
NumeratorNumber of professionally active physicians (MDs and DOs) or dentists
DenominatorNumber 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.