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Physicians Practice Highlights The Best States To Practice Medicine

NORWALK, Conn., Sept. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- If you are looking for the most physician-friendly state in the nation, look no further than Mississippi, according to the Physicians Practice 2013 Best States to Practice project, a data-driven ranking of U.S. states according to the climate for practicing physicians.

In four of the six statistical categories used to compile the rankings for the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia, the Magnolia State ranked in the top 10, the only state to do so. It ranked first in the nation for both low physician density and low tax burden and fourth overall for lowest medical malpractice payouts per capita. Mississippi also fared well in the other categories: cost of living, disciplinary actions against physicians, and Medicare payments to medical practices.

Rounding out this year's Best States to Practice top five were: Nevada, Alabama, Texas, and Tennessee.

In addition to details about why the top five states were deemed "best," the 10 th annual Best States to Practice project features:

"All healthcare professionals know numerical data is great, but you need some emotional input as well," Keith L. Martin, executive editor of Physicians Practice, said. "For this year's project we compiled our traditional qualitative rankings, but also listened to more than 40 physicians tell us what makes their state a great place to practice and where it needs improvement. Combined, that kind of analysis is a great starting point for physicians to decide if they are in the right location or if the grass is greener elsewhere."

Physicians Practice provides award-winning practice-management advice to more than 150,000 physicians and their practice administrators throughout the United States.

About UBM Medica USAddressing today's healthcare information needs, UBM Medica US, delivers strategic, integrated communications solutions and comprehensive reach -- online, in print, and via custom programs. Improving the effectiveness of healthcare through information and education, UBM Medica US provides unbiased clinical, practical, and business information for physicians, providers, payers, and patients around the world. Through journals, magazines, websites, online communities, drug databases, digital events, and other valuable resources, UBM Medica US also delivers comprehensive communication solutions for the pharmaceutical and related industries. Websites include CancerNetwork.com, ConsultantLive.com, DiagnosticImaging.com, RheumatologyNetwork.com, OBGYN.net, PhysiciansPractice.com, PsychiatricTimes.com and SearchMedica.com. UBM Medica US is part of UBM Connect – which provides marketing services across a number of communities, the largest of which are healthcare, medical device design and advanced manufacturing. UBM Connect also includes UBM Studios, the global leader in interactive digital environments. UBM Connect is a UBM plc company. For more information, visit www.UBMMedicaUS.com.

About UBM plcUBM plc is a global events-led marketing services and communications company.  We help businesses do business, bringing the world's buyers and sellers together at events and online, as well as producing and distributing news and specialist content.  Our 5,500 staff in more than 30 countries are organized into expert teams which serve commercial and professional communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently.

For more information, go to www.ubm.com; follow us on Twitter at @UBM_plc to get the latest UBM corporate news.

Media contact: Jason J. GoldenContent Marketing Manager203-523-7040 jason.golden@ubm.com

SOURCE UBM Medica US

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