Report: Healthiest Counties Have More Primary Care Physicians

The healthiest counties in California and other states also have the highest ratio of primary care physicians, according to an analysis by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin's Population Health Institute, Modern Healthcare reports.

To develop the 2013 County Health Rankings, researchers analyzed federal data examining:

•Clinical care, such as access to primary care physicians and insurance rates;

•Health behaviors, such as smoking and alcohol consumption;

•Social and economic factors, such as unemployment and crime rates; and

•Physical environment, such as access to healthy foods and air pollution

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