|Report Area||Total Population, 2014||Primary Care Physicians, 2014||Primary Care Physicians,
Rate per 100,000 Pop.
|Franklin County, PA||152,892||98||64.1|
Access to Primary Care, Rate (Per 100,000 Pop.) by Year, 2004 through 2014
|Franklin County, PA||51.9||53.13||51.43||53.65||55.05||59.31||61.49||62.99||66.1||66.41||64.1|
Access to Primary Care
The Area Health Resource File (AHRF) is a database of information about the U.S. health care system, maintained and released annually by the U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The AHRF contains more than 6,000 variables, aggregated for each of the nation's counties. The ARF contains information on health facilities, health professions, health status, economic activity, health training programs, measures of resource scarcity, and socioeconomic and environmental characteristics. In addition, the basic file contains geographic codes and descriptors which enable it to be linked to many other files and to aggregate counties into various geographic groupings.
The ARF integrates data from numerous primary data sources including: the American Hospital Association, the American Medical Association, the American Dental Association, the American Osteopathic Association, the Bureau of the Census, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (formerly Health Care Financing Administration), Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Center for Health Statistics and the Veteran’s Administration.
For more information, please visit HRSA’s Area Health Resource File website.
Data for this indicator are acquired from the 2015-16 Area Health Resource File database. For this indicator, the 2015-16 AHRF reports figures based on the 2010-2014 American Medical Association (AMA) Physician Masterfiles (Copyright). Doctors classified as "primary care physicians" by the AMA include M.D.s and D.O.s in the fields of: General Family Medicine, General Practice, General Internal Medicine and General Pediatrics. Physicians age 75 and over and physicians practicing sub-specialties within the listed specialties are excluded. Data is tabulated for physicians practicing office-based patient care only. Non-patient care practitioners include administrators, medical teachers, researchers, etc. Rates are calculated per 100,000 total population using the following formula:
Race and Ethnicity
Statistics by race and ethnicity are not provided for this indicator.
Courtesy: Community Commons, <www.communitycommons.org>, November 2017