The Racial and Ethnic Diversity of the Family Physician Workforce in Non-Metropolitan and Metropolitan Counties
RUHRC Authors: Peterson, LE
Publication Date: 06/06/2022
Full Publication: The Racial and Ethnic Diversity of the Family Physician Workforce in Non-Metropolitan and Metropolitan Counties
Little is known about racial and ethnic distribution of family physicians (FPs) according to rurality. Racial/ethnic concordance of clinicians and patients may improve health outcomes by increasing access to care for underserved populations. Our objective was to determine the distribution of FPs in rural areas by race/ethnicity and also whether rural minority FPs were more likely to be in underserved rural areas. This brief uses data from 5,063 early career FPs from the American Board of Family Medicine’s (ABFM) National Graduate Survey and 19,234 FPs who sought to continue their ABFM certification
Peterson LE, Morgan ZJ. The Racial and Ethnic Diversity of the Family Physician Workforce in Non-Metroplitan and Metropolitan Counties. Lexington, KY: Rural and Underserved Health Research Center; 2022.