Many different things can impact how attractive of a place a given state is for doctors. This includes financial factors in the state, such as overall economic conditions and what overall trends are present in the state when it comes to physician pay. It also includes non-financial factors, like quality of life factors and factors regarding intellectual engagement. And of course, different physicians can have very different opinions regarding what makes a place a particularly good place to practice.
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