Terms: medically underserved population – mup
The federal MUA criteria. The process involves assembling the same data elements and carrying out the same computational steps as stated for MUAs (for criteria 1, 2 and 3). The difference is the population to physician ratio (criteria 4) as follows:designation is used when an area does not meet the established
- For criteria 4, the population is now the population of the requested group within the area rather than the total resident civilian population of the area.
- The number of FTE (full time equivalent) primary care physicians would include only those serving the requested population group (criteria 4 above).
If the total of weighted values of criteria 1 – 4 is 62.0 or less, the population group qualifies for designation as a MUA.and the process is completed as for an
Source and for further information: California Health Workforce Catalog http://gis.ca.gov/catalog/BrowseRecord.epl?id=23748