Mind the Gap: Disparity Between Urban and Rural Derms Widens

Posted By American Med Spa Association, Monday, September 10, 2018

The gap between dermatologists in urban and rural areas is widening across the United States, according to a new study of county-level data from 1995 to 2013 in JAMA Dermatology.

Specifically, dermatologist density increased by 21 percent from 3.02 per 100 000 people to 3.65 per 100 000 people from 1995 to 2013, and the gap between the density of dermatologists in urban and other areas increased from 2.63 to 3.06 in nonmetropolitan areas and from 3.41 to 4.03 in rural areas, the study showed.
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