Analyzing and Publishing Data and Trends
The Georgia Board of Health Care Workforce (GBHCW) has examined the supply and distribution of Georgia’s actively practicing physicians using data from license renewals for over 30 years. This information is important in determining trends in workforce patterns (i.e. demographics, specialty, and geographical location). Also serves to better assess the healthcare needs of Georgia’s citizens.
Primary Care Service Areas (PCSAs) are geographic locations that are self-sufficient areas of primary care. Georgia has 96 PCSAs. They indicate where the majority of patients, living within the county, use primary care services from within the surrounding area. The data will show the supply of practitioners in the chosen PCSA.
The Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) is a geographical area with a high population density and close economic ties to its surrounding areas. Non-Metropolitan Statistical Areas (Non-MSA) are geographical areas with low population density and little to no economic ties to its surrounding areas. Clicking one of the boxes below will filter the statistics for all Georgia counties meeting the criteria above.