By: Christopher Cheney
Researchers find that 98% of emergency medicine residents are working in urban areas of the country.
Emergency medicine residents are disproportionately located in urban areas of the country, which is contributing to an emergency physician “desert” in rural America, a new research article says.
Earlier research on clinically active emergency physicians found that the number of emergency physicians increased by more than 9,000 from 2008 to 2020. However, 92% of emergency physicians were located in urban areas, with only 6% located in large rural areas and 2% located in small rural areas.