Country Comparison > Physicians density

RankCountryPhysicians density (physicians/1,000 population)
1Monaco7.06
2Cuba6.72
3Greece6.04
4Niue6
5San Marino4.88
6Austria4.86
7Russia4.31
8Georgia4.24
9Switzerland4.08
10Spain3.96
11Netherlands3.92
12Andorra3.91
13Australia3.85
14Kazakhstan3.84
15Italy3.8
16Sweden3.8
17Belgium3.78
18Belarus3.76
19Bulgaria3.76
20Portugal3.76
21Uruguay3.74
22Czech Republic3.71
23Norway3.7
24Germany3.69
25Moldova3.64
26Lithuania3.64
27Lebanon3.54
28Ukraine3.52
29Iceland3.46
30Denmark3.42
31Hungary3.41
32France3.38
33Azerbaijan3.38
34Estonia3.34
35Korea, North3.29
36Malta3.23
37Ireland3.19
38Argentina3.16
39Israel3.11
40Slovakia3
41Latvia2.9
42Finland2.9
43Cook Islands2.89
44Armenia2.85
45Egypt2.83
46Bahamas, The2.82
47Luxembourg2.78
48United Kingdom2.77
49Qatar2.76
50Mongolia2.76
51New Zealand2.74
52Croatia2.72
53Macedonia2.62
54Jordan2.56
55Slovenia2.54
56Uzbekistan2.54
57Kyrgyzstan2.47
58Turkmenistan2.44
59United States2.42
60Romania2.39
61Japan2.14
62Serbia2.11
63Poland2.07
64Canada2.07
65Oman2.05
66Montenegro2.03
67Korea, South2.02
68Mexico1.96
69Venezuela1.94
70United Arab Emirates1.93
71Singapore1.92
72Tajikistan1.9
73Libya1.9
74Dominican Republic1.88
75Barbados1.81
76Kuwait1.79
77Brazil1.76
78Turkey1.71
79Bosnia and Herzegovina1.69
80Ecuador1.69
81Greenland1.67
82El Salvador1.6
83Maldives1.6
84Dominica1.59
85Seychelles1.51
86Syria1.5
87Panama1.5
88Bahrain1.49
89Colombia1.47
90China1.46
91Palau1.38
92Brunei1.36
93Costa Rica1.32
94Bolivia1.22
95Tunisia1.22
96Vietnam1.22
97Algeria1.21
98Malaysia1.2
99Trinidad and Tobago1.18
100Saint Kitts and Nevis1.17
101Philippines1.15
102Paraguay1.11
103Albania1.11
104Tuvalu1.09
105Mauritius1.06
106Chile1.03
107Saudi Arabia0.94
108Guatemala0.93
109Peru0.92
110Suriname0.91
111Iran0.89
112Belize0.83
113Pakistan0.81
114South Africa0.76
115Nauru0.71
116Grenada0.66
117India0.65
118Morocco0.62
119Iraq0.61
120Tonga0.56
121Saint Vincent and the Grenadines0.53
122Burma0.5
123Sri Lanka0.49
124Sao Tome and Principe0.49
125Samoa0.48
126Saint Lucia0.47
127Marshall Islands0.44
128Fiji0.43
129Jamaica0.41
130Nigeria0.4
131Kiribati0.38
132Honduras0.37
133Nicaragua0.37
134Namibia0.37
135Bangladesh0.36
136Botswana0.34
137Cape Verde0.3
138Equatorial Guinea0.3
139Thailand0.3
140Gabon0.29
141Sudan0.28
142Haiti0.25
143Djibouti0.23
144Cambodia0.23
145Solomon Islands0.22
146Guyana0.21
147Nepal0.21
148Indonesia0.2
149Yemen0.2
150Laos0.19
151Afghanistan0.19
152Micronesia, Federated States of0.18
153Kenya0.18
154Antigua and Barbuda0.17
155Angola0.17
156Swaziland0.17
157Madagascar0.16
158Comoros0.15
159Cote d'Ivoire0.14
160Mauritania0.13
161Vanuatu0.12
162Uganda0.12
163Gambia, The0.11
164Congo, Democratic Republic of the0.11
165Congo, Republic of the0.1
166Guinea0.1
167East Timor0.1
168Ghana0.09
169Cameroon0.08
170Mali0.08
171Bhutan0.07
172Guinea-Bissau0.07
173Zambia0.07
174Zimbabwe0.06
175Rwanda0.06
176Senegal0.06
177Benin0.06
178Central African Republic0.05
179Eritrea0.05
180Papua New Guinea0.05
181Lesotho0.05
182Togo0.05
183Burkina Faso0.05
184Somalia0.04
185Chad0.04
186Burundi0.03
187Ethiopia0.03
188Mozambique0.03
189Niger0.02
190Malawi0.02
191Sierra Leone0.02
192Tanzania0.01
193Liberia0.01

Definition: This entry gives the number of medical doctors (physicians), including generalist and specialist medical practitioners, per 1,000 of the population. Medical doctors are defined as doctors that study, diagnose, treat, and prevent illness, disease, injury, and other physical and mental impairments in humans through the application of modern medicine. They also plan, supervise, and evaluate care and treatment plans by other health care providers. WHO estimates that fewer than 23 health workers (physicians, nurses, and midwives only) per 10,000 would be insufficient to achieve coverage of primary healthcare needs.

Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2014

See also: Physicians density map

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