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Table 3 Number of patients and doctors in MSAs for the three categories

From: Effect and significance of incorporating access in estimating the number of required physicians: focus on differences in population density in the target area

Type of MSA Number of MSAs (type of MSA/total) Total population (type of MSA/total) Number of Estimation by access simulation: EAS Estimation by number of patients: ENP
Number of physicians for outpatients (type of MSA/total) Number of physicians for outpatients (type of MSA/total)
Outpatients (type of MSA/total) Actual physician (type of MSA/total)
High population density 114 (33.1%) 85,675,469 (66.8%) 1,004,552 (65.2%) 58,982 (66.7%) 28,959 (62.4%) 25,178 (65.1%)
Middle population density 115 (33.4%) 29,466,441 (23.0%) 369,793 (24.0%) 20,824 (23.6%) 11,936 (25.7%) 9305 (24.1%)
Low population density 115 (33.4%) 13,218,347 (10.3%) 165,658 (10.8%) 8609 (9.7%) 5483 (11.8%) 4202 (10.9%)
Total 344 (100.0%) 128,360,257 (100.0%) 1,540,003 (100.0%) 88,415 (100.0%) 46,378 (100.0%) 38,685 (100.0%)