Valencia County Health Highlights: Primary Care Providers, Ratio of Population to Providers
Primary Care Providers
Valencia County Compared to State
*Description of Dashboard Gauge
Description of the Dashboard GaugeThis "dashboard" type graphic is based on the community data on the right. It compares the community value on this indicator to the state overall value.
The community value is considered statistically significantly different from the state value if the state value is outside the range of the community's 95% confidence interval. If the community's data or 95% confidence interval information is not available, a blank gauge image will be displayed with the message, "missing information."NOTE: The labels used on the gauge graphic are meant to describe the community's status in plain language. The placement of the gauge needle is based solely on the statistical difference between the community and state values. When selecting priority health issues to work on, a community should take into account additional factors such as how much improvement could be made, the U.S. value, the statistical stability of the community number, the severity of the health condition, and whether the difference is clinically significant.
Why Is This Important?The number in the population for every primary care provider represents the number of persons a single primary care provider is required to serve. Lower numbers represent better access to primary care.
Primary Care Providers, Ratio of Population to Providers by County, 2009
DNA=Data not available.
NoteU.S. data are for February 2012, downloaded from statehealthfacts.org on 5/25/2012.
Data SourcesHealth Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Area Resource File, as reported in University of Wisconsin's Mobilizing Action Toward Community Health (MATCH) project, 2011 New Mexico County Health Rankings report.
Measure Description for Primary Care Providers
Definition: Ratio of Population to Primary Care Providers
Numerator: Number of persons in the population
Denominator: Number of primary care providers
Click on this link to jump to the complete indicator profile report for Primary Care Providers (exits this community report).
Date Indicator Content Last Updated: 05/25/2012