This is a map of Romania showing the number of general practitioners (GP) per municipality, and per 10.000 adjusted inhabitants and considering also the supply and demand in neighboring localities.
The index is adjusted for both demand and supply.
First, population is adjusted according to age structure, by giving more importance to young children (pre-school) and aged population, who require more frequent and intense medical support. In this way, the population is adjusted for demand.
Second, both GPs and population numbers includes also supply and demand in the neighboring localities (on an area of 30km around the center of each municipality). This means that people living in this neighbouring area, adjusted for the age, and all GPs were included in the computations. A decreasing weight was given to the neighbouring population/GPs depending on distance to the locality.
Localities are colour-coded from light blue (lowest numbers) to dark blue (highest numbers).