Medical facilities and doctors in a sample of counties.
A data frame with 53 observations on the following 4 variables.
County name, state
Number of medical doctors
Number of community hospitals
Number of beds in the hospitals
Data compiled from information provided by the American Medical Association on the availability of health care in counties in the United States. A random sample of 53 counties was chosen from among counties with at least two community hospitals.
Physicians–American Medical Association, Chicago, IL, Physician Characteristics and Distribution in the U.S., annual (copyright), accessed May 17, 2006. Community hospitals–Health Forum LLC, an American Hospital Association (AHA) Company, Chicago, IL, Hospital Statistics, and unpublished data (copyright), e-mail accessed May 4, 2006 (related Internet site http://www.healthforum.com).
Other web sources:
http://www.ama-assn.org/ http://www.healthforum.com/healthforum/html/data_statistics/data_statistics.html http://www.cms.hhs.gov http://www.ssa.gov