If you think of Hawaii as an ideal place to practice medicine, think again. A newly released report from Physicians Practice, an online practice management journal, lists the Aloha State as one of the worst for physicians to practice. New York, Maine, New Hampshire and Maryland also were among the worst.
Indiana, however, ranked in the top 10 best states, along with Mississippi, Alabama, Texas, Nevada, Tennessee, South Carolina, South Dakota, Arkansas and Oklahoma.
The rankings are based on six factors: cost of living, physician density, disciplinary actions, the state tax burden, malpractice award payouts per capita, Medicare GPCI (Geographic Practice Cost Indices).
Nationally, Indiana placed:
- Fifth in cost of living
- 21st in serious disciplinary actions by the medical licensing board
- Sixth lowest in malpractice payouts per capita
See how other states compare in the study’s six categories and find the complete report here. Free registration is required.