This measure tracks the annual spending on operations for the Atlanta-Fulton County Public Library System. The annual figures include expenditures for staff, collection materials, and other operational expenses but exclude capital expenditures, which may be large but vary drastically from year to year.
This measure tracks the percentage of residents who say that they are satisfied with the availability of cultural opportunities in their area. The 2016 Fulton County Resident Survey provided a baseline for this measure. Respondents were given four options to the question "How satisfied are you with the availability of cultural opportunities in your area?": very satisfied, satisfied, dissatisfied or vert dissatisfied. The survey was conducted again in the fall of 2017 and a third survey is underway as of November 2018.
This measure tracks the number of residents per primary care physician practicing in Fulton County. A primary care physician as used for this measures includes physicians practicing in the areas of General Family Medicine, General Practice, General Internal Medicine and General Pediatrics. Federal primary care physicians are excluded.
This measure tracks the average time it takes for a person to receive a diagnostic evaluation by a qualified medical professional after arriving at a hospital emergency department. The data come from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and are based on a sampling of emergency department patients from U.S. hospitals. The Fulton County hospital included are Emory Midtown, Grady Memorial, Northside, Piedmont, Saint Joseph's, Atlanta Medical Center and North Fulton Hospital. The average wait times for Fulton County and its national benchmark counties presented here are actually averages of the median wait times of hospitals in each county.