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Table 1 Distribution of physicians and consultation frequencies across community types (2760 communities)

From: Primary care physician supply and other key determinants of health care utilisation: the case of Switzerland

Type of communitya Number/proportion of physicians Physicians per 10,000 inhabitants Proportion of consultations Per capita consultation rate
Urban centres 2703 (41.2%) 9.3 29.7% 3.04
Suburban 1694 (25.8%) 7.9 28.9% 2.86
High income 311 (4.7%) 9.6 3.9% 2.23
Periurban 470 (7.2%) 7.8 10.0% 2.62
Tourist 235 (3.6%) 9.6 3.6% 2.98
Industrial-tertiary 655 (9.9%) 8.0 11.1% 3.18
Rural-commuter 218 (3.3%) 7.5 5.9% 2.57
Agricultural-mixed 246 (3.8%) 7.7 5.8% 2.63
Agricultural rural 32 (0.6%) 8.7 1.0% 2.64
Overall 6564 (100%) 8.0 100% 2.95
  1. a Classification according to the Swiss Federal Statistical Office