Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Georgia's Medically Underserved Areas

HRSA, the Health Resources and Services Administration, categorizes areas as MUAs (Medically Underserved Areas) if they score 62 or less on an Index of Medical Underservice.  This score is based on an area's ratio of physicians per 1000 population, infant mortality rate, percentage of residents living below poverty, and the percentage of the population aged 65 or older.  Here is a map of Georgia's MUAs showing that most of the state is medically underserved.

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