So who says Washington DC. is just for politicians? It’s got doctors, doctors, doctors.
The District of Columbia has the highest number of physicians per 1,000 residents in the country — 6.9 times higher than Nevada, the lowest at 1.20, according to WalletHub’s just released 2018’s Best & Worst States for Doctors.
WalletHub compared the 50 states and DC on a range of issues including the average annual wages of physicians to hospitals per capita to quality of public hospital system.
The best state for docs? — South Dakota.
The worst — New Jersey.
Speaking of wallets — docs have plenty of holes in them, WalletHub says.
“The average medical-school graduate left campus with more than $190,000 of debt in 2017. The medical profession has also been undergoing intense transformation in recent years,” wrote John S Kiernan
“Health-care reform, the rise of branded hospital networks and the retirement of Baby Boomers are all complicating the lives of doctors,” he wrote. — Joe Cantlupe