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Report: Nevada has fewest healthcare workers per capita

Posted at 10:05 PM, Apr 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-03 01:05:47-04

NEVADA (KTNV) — A new report shows Nevada has the fewest healthcare workers per capita of all the fifty states.

Nevada may also be less prepared than others to deal with the coronavirus pandemic, according to the report.

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Self Financial analyzed numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and determined there are 3.9 healthcare workers for every 100 people in the US.

But in Nevada, that number is 2.94 - the lowest in the nation.

Here is the report's summary of the data for Nevada:

-Healthcare workers per 100 residents: 2.94

-Total number of healthcare workers: 89,070

-Number of healthcare practitioners: 62,820

-Number of healthcare support workers: 26,250

-Population: 3,034,392

For reference, here are the report's statistics for the United States:

-Healthcare workers per 100 residents: 3.90

-Total number of healthcare workers: 12,764,180

-Number of healthcare practitioners: 8,646,730

-Number of healthcare support workers: 4,117,450

-Population: 327,167,439