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Table 2 The aggregate level change in supply of ophthalmologists and other physicians at the national level

From: Influence of Japan’s 2004 postgraduate training on ophthalmologist location choice, supply and distribution

  1998 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008 2010 2012
National
 All other physiciansa (A) 225,525 231,141 237,126 244,216 236,776 244,724 253,082 260,997
 Ophthalmologists (B) 11,408 12,060 12,448 12,452 12,362 12,627 12,797 12,835
 Total population (in thousands) (C) 125.57 126.07 126.07 126.82 127.06 127.07 127.06 126.66
 All physician density (A/C) 1.80 1.83 1.88 1.93 1.86 1.93 1.99 2.06
 Ophthalmologists Density (B/C) 0.09 0.10 0.10 0.108 0.10 0.10 0.10 0.10
 Relative change in number of all physicians baseline 2.49% 5.14% 8.29% baseline 3.36% 6.89% 10.23%
 Relative change in number of ophthalmologists baseline 5.72% 9.12% 9.15% baseline 2.14% 3.52% 3.83%
Urban Center
 All other physiciansa (A) 84,831 86,893 88,551 91,362 73,126 74,299 75,461 76,695
 Ophthalmologists (B) 4490 4731 4790 4783 3177 3196 3219 3240
 Total population (in thousands) (C) 33.64 33.91 33.91 34.58 39.27 38.84 38.45 37.99
 All other physician density (A/C) 2.52 2.56 2.61 2.64 1.86 1.91 1.96 2.02
 Ophthalmologists Density (B/C) 0.13 0.14 0.14 0.14 0.08 0.08 0.08 0.09
 Relative change in number of all other physicians baseline 2.43% 4.39% 7.70% baseline 1.60% 3.19% 4.88%
 Relative change in number of ophthalmologists baseline 5.37% 6.68% 6.53% baseline 0.60% 1.32% 1.98%
Suburban
 All other physiciansa (A) 80,961 83,419 86,286 89,508 89,362 91,912 94,903 97,656
 Ophthalmologists (B) 3942 4180 4387 4424 4552 4666 4736 4666
 Total population (in thousands) (C) 51.92 52.25 52.25 52.70 53.89 54.01 54.10 54.00
 All physician density (A/C) 1.56 1.60 1.65 1.70 1.66 1.70 1.75 1.81
 Ophthalmologists Density (B/C) 0.08 0.08 0.08 0.08 0.08 0.09 0.09 0.09
 Relative change in number of all other physicians baseline 3.04% 6.58% 10.56% baseline 2.85% 6.20% 9.28%
 Relative change in number of ophthalmologists baseline 6.04% 11.29% 12.23% baseline 2.50% 4.04% 2.50%
Other
 All other physiciansa (A) 71,141 72,889 74,737 75,798 68,759 69,750 70,865 72,011
 Ophthalmologists (B) 2976 3149 3271 3245 2952 2970 2985 3014
 Total population (in thousands) (C) 40.01 39.91 39.91 39.55 36.85 36.43 36.05 35.60
 All other physician density (A/C) 1.78 1.83 1.87 1.92 1.87 1.92 1.97 2.02
 Ophthalmologists Density (B/C) 0.07 0.08 0.08 0.08 0.08 0.08 0.08 0.09
 Relative change in number of all other physicians baseline 2.46% 5.05% 6.55% baseline 1.44% 3.06% 4.73%
 Relative change in number of ophthalmologists baseline 5.81% 9.91% 9.04% baseline 0.61% 1.12% 2.10%
  1. aall physicians other than ophthalmologists before 2004, and all physicians other than ophthalmologists and residents after 2006