Number of orthopedic surgeons in the best, worst states for healthcare

Ariana Portalatin -  

The best and worst ranked states for healthcare vary in the number of orthopedic surgeons in each state. 

Becker's compiled data from personal finance website WalletHub, Definitive Healthcare's PhysicianView and the Census Bureau.

Here is the number of orthopedic surgeons compared to the population in the best and worst ranked states for healthcare:

Best states for healthcare

1. Rhode Island

Population: 1,095,610

Number of orthopedic surgeons: 99

2. Massachusetts

Population: 6,984,723

Number of orthopedic surgeons: 583

3. Hawaii

Population: 1,441,553

Number of orthopedic surgeons: 85

4. Minnesota

Population: 5,707,390

Number of orthopedic surgeons: 522

5. Maryland

Population: 6,165,129

Number of orthopedic surgeons: 497

 

Worst states for healthcare

1. Mississippi 

Population: 2,949,965

Number of orthopedic surgeons: 178

2. Alabama

Population: 5,039,877

Number of orthopedic surgeons: 347

3. Louisiana

Population: 4,624,047

Number of orthopedic surgeons: 351

4. Oklahoma

Population: 3,986,639

Number of orthopedic surgeons: 256

5. Arkansas 

Population: 3,025,891

Number of orthopedic surgeons: 178

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