Trends in the Supply and Distribution of Optometrists in North Carolina

January 21, 2014: NC Legislative Review Committee on Health Care Provider Practice Sustainability and Training/Additional Transparency

Presentation overview
What I covered in December, agenda for today
Supply of optometrists – how many is enough?

  • Benchmark to national ratios
  • Monitor trends over time

Distribution of optometrists – are they where we need them?

  • Rural versus urban
  • Health Professional Shortage Areas

Demographic characteristics and hours worked


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