5 things to know about where oncologists work

The American Society of Clinical Oncology has frequently monitored and examined the U.S. oncology workforce given that 2007. The organizations just recently released 2020 Workforce Information Systems report collects the current available data on U.S. oncologist supply and demand. This years report is accompanied by an infographic.

A little over 11 percent of U.S. oncologists practice in a rural location, a new report shows.

Four more findings on the circulation of the U.S. oncology labor force:

1. About 66 percent of rural counties have no oncologist, leaving 32 million Americans in counties without this expert.

2. 10 percent of U.S. oncologists work in simply 3 urban counties.

3. Urban counties have 20 times more oncologists per square mile than rural counties.

4. 4 in 10 Americans who live in backwoods and have actually had or currently have cancer state there arent cancer professionals near their house.

The American Society of Clinical Oncology has regularly kept track of and evaluated the U.S. oncology labor force since 2007. The organizations just recently released 2020 Workforce Information Systems report gathers the most current readily available data on U.S. oncologist supply and need. This years report is accompanied by an infographic.

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