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What States Are the Worst for Physician Practices?

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According to Medscape's Best and Worst Places to Practice: 2013 report, here are six worst states for physicians to practice

The report listed states by region.

Southwest and South Central Regions
Nevada, with high unemployment

West and Northwest Regions
Hawaii, where the cost of living is high, malpractice payments are high and a single payer dominates the market

Southeast Region
Florida, with rampant Medicare fraud and a highly litigious environment

Mid-Atlantic Region
Maryland, with physician saturation and high cost of living

Great Lakes and North Central Region
Illinois, with physician saturation, expensive malpractice and high tax burden

Northeast Region
Connecticut, with high cost of living, low average physician compensation and high physician density

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