10 metro areas most likely to see OB-GYN shortages within a decade

Las Vegas is the metropolitan area with the highest risk of an OB-GYN shortage around 2025, while Ann Arbor, Mich., has the lowest risk, according to a new analysis from Doximity.

The analysis examined workforce trends among about 43,000 full-time, board-certified OB-GYN practitioners using CMS data, board certification data, and self-reported data on. As part of the study, researchers looked at the risk of OB-GYN shortages in the nation's top 50 metropolitan areas. They took into account the average age of OB-GYN workforces in these areas, as well as the number of births per OB-GYNs annually.

Here are the 10 metropolitan areas with the highest risk of OB-GYN shortages based on the analysis:

1. Las Vegas

2. Los Angeles

3. Miami

4. Orlando, Fla.

5. Riverside, Calif.

6. Detroit

7. St. Louis

8. Salt Lake City

9. Sacramento, Calif.

10. Tampa, Fla.

Here are the 10 metropolitan areas with the lowest risk of OB-GYN shortages:

1. Ann Arbor, Mich.

2. Birmingham, Ala.

3. Portland, Ore.

4. San Jose, Calf.

5. Baltimore

6. Denver

7. Cleveland

8. Rochester, N.Y.

9. New Haven, Conn.

10. Columbus, Ohio

More information on the analysis is available here.


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