TABLE 3

Availability of Pediatric Subspecialists Across HRRs (n = 306)

Pediatric SubspecialtyHRR With a Provider, %Provider: Under-18 Population (in 100 000)Average No. of Children per Physician
MeanSDCOV %
Adolescent medicinea400.370.61167272 853
Critical care medicine560.991.23125101 290
Developmental behavioral370.300.55186337 222
Neurodevelopmental disabilities270.180.38218570 784
Neonatal perinatal medicine884.103.107624 380
Pediatric allergyb570.640.80124155 511
Pediatric cardiology681.511.7811866 140
Pediatric endocrinology540.791.10138125 914
Pediatric infectious diseases540.771.04135129 962
Pediatric pulmonology510.620.96154161 502
Pediatric emergency medicine480.891.32147111 905
Pediatric gastroenterology530.670.90135149 684
Pediatric hematology oncology641.411.7112170 698
Pediatric nephrology430.490.76156205 832
Pediatric rheumatology260.160.35218628 410
Pediatric sports medicine190.090.262871 094 289
  • a Includes only physicians who are dual certified in pediatrics and adolescent medicine.

  • b Includes only physicians who are dual certified in pediatrics and allergy immunology.