ERIC Number: ED096096
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Aug
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A Demographic and Ecological Analysis of the Rural-Urban Distribution of Physicians in North Carolina.
Grigg, M. R.
The study examined 7 demographic and ecological variables that influence the distribution of physicians in North Carolina: population size; percent change in population size; per capita income (population composition); "medical environment" - hospital facilities (number of hospitals and beds); physicians' proximity to a hospital center; and proximity to a medical school. The use of stepwise regression analysis and multivariate analysis of variance permitted an assessment of the relative importance of each of these variables for counties and hospital service regions. Findings indicated that substantial amounts of the variations in 3 of the 4 categories of physicians (physician/population ratios, percent of physicians who are general practitioners, and percent of specialists who are board certified) could be explained by one or a combination of 3 variables -- hospital facilities, population size, and income. (Author/KM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: North Carolina