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Table 2 Concordance of the Index of Rural Access scores against two current classifications

From: The index of rural access: an innovative integrated approach for measuring primary care access

   Index of Rural Access (access scores in the form of provider-to-patient ratios)
   >1:1200 1:1200–1:1600 1:1600–1:2000 1:2000–1:2500 1:2500–1:3000 <1:3000
   1 2 3 4 5 6
RRMA classification Large Rural (25 k–99 k) 0% 34% 44% 21% 1% 0%
  Small Rural (10 k–25 k) 0% 33% 30% 34% 2% 0%
  Other Rural (<10 k) 4% 16% 18% 17% 17% 29%
ASGC Remoteness index Inner Regional 8% 34% 29% 14% 8% 8%
  Outer Regional 0% 5% 12% 36% 12% 36%