Why New York Is Dead-Last for Doctors
The results are in from financial services website WalletHub and its study of 2019's Best & Worst States for Doctors. Bottom line: it's not good news for the Empire State, which finished dead-last. Maybe the new hospital planned for downtown Utica can help turn things around.
Many factors went into the final tabulation, which was based on everything from "average annual wage of physicians to hospitals per capita to quality of public hospital system." As we approach National Doctors Day on March 30th, maybe it's time for New York to take stock of its poor standing against other states of the Union.
Here are some of the study's sub-categories where New York was either last or next-to-last:
- Highest Malpractice Award Payout Amount Per Capita
- Highest Projected Competition for Jobs by 2026
- Lowest Average Annual Wage for Physicians
- Most Expensive Average Annual Liability Insurance
- Hospitals Per Capita
At the other end of the spectrum, Montana, Wisconsin and Idaho finished 1-2-3 in working conditions for physicians.