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Table 2 Summary statistics for the number of firms in markets for professional services in 1995, 2001, 2010

From: Market structure and competition in the healthcare industry

Number of firms Pharmacies Physicians Dentists
1995 2001 2010 1995 2001 2010 1995 2001 2010
Number of local markets
0 2469 2573 2555 2277 2206 2223 2391 2290 2410
1 258 220 214 237 234 315 296 361 290
2 60 38 54 154 186 171 55 71 69
3 6 19 23 52 82 56 20 25 31
4 18 10 10 17 39 28 10 19 16
5 6 12 9 18 18 15 10 11 19
6 4 4 10 15 11 12 9 10 12
\(\ge 7\) 22 21 51 73 121 106 52 72 79
Total 2843 2897 2926 2843 2897 2926 2843 2897 2926
Share of local markets with a particular number of firms in %
0 86.84 88.82 87.32 80.09 76.15 75.97 84.10 80.26 82.37
1 9.07 7.59 7.31 8.34 8.08 10.77 10.41 12.56 9.91
2 2.11 1.31 1.85 5.42 6.42 5.84 1.93 2.45 2.36
3 0.21 0.66 0.79 1.83 2.83 1.91 0.70 0.86 1.06
4 0.63 0.35 0.34 0.60 1.35 0.96 0.35 0.66 0.55
5 0.21 0.41 0.31 0.63 0.62 0.51 0.35 0.38 0.65
6 0.14 0.14 0.34 0.53 0.38 0.41 0.32 0.35 0.41
\(\ge 7\) 0.77 0.72 1.74 2.57 4.18 3.62 1.83 2.49 2.70