MetroHealth83: MetroHealth83

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Health services data for 83 metropolitan areas


A dataset with 83 observations on the following 16 variables.

City Name of the metropolitan area
NumMDs Number of physicians
RateMDs Number of physicians per 100,000 people
NumHospitals Nmber of community hospitals
NumBeds Number of hospital beds
RateBeds Number of hospital beds per 100,000 people
NumMedicare Number of Medicare recipients in 2003
PctChangeMedicare Percent change in Medicare recipients (2000 to 2003)
MedicareRate Number of Medicare recipients per 100,000 people
SSBNum Number of Social Security recipients in 2004
SSBRate Number of Social Security recipients per 100,000 people
SSBChange Percent change in Social Security recipients (2000 to 2004)
NumRetired Number of retired workers
SSINum Number of Supplemental Security Income recipients in 2004
SSIRate Number of Supplemental Security Income recipients per 100,000 people
SqrtMDs Square root of numver of physicians


The U.S. Census Bureau regularly collects infomration for many metropolitan areas in the United States, including data on number of phsycians and number (and size) of hospitals. This dataset has such information for 83 different metropolian areas.


U.S. Census Bureau: 2006 State and Metropolitan Area Data Book (Table B-6)

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