With more than 35 new ASCs opening in the first quarter of 2018, business continues to boom for many ambulatory surgery centers across the nation. But, some states are more favorable than others when it comes to where ASC doctors choose to practice medicine.
Thanks to WalletHub’s 2018 report on the Best & Worst States for Doctors, you don’t have to guess which states rank the highest. They’ve done the hard work and evaluated a variety of factors including salary data, punitive medical boards, hospitals per capita, percentage of insured population, and more to identify the top 10 states where doctors are thriving in 2018.
10 Best States for Doctors
- South Dakota
- North Dakota
10 Worst States for Doctors
- New Jersey
- Rhode Island
- New York
- Washington, D.C.
The comprehensive report also ranks states for things like:
- Projected competition
- Cost of medical malpractice insurance premiums
- Malpractice award payout amount per capita