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, 2012See also: Physicians density map
World's Healthiest Countries
Forbes - 4/6/2008 11:57:41 PM
Each day they get to take in raw, dramatic landscapes, stunning architecture and world ... country’s population with access to improved drinking water and sanitation; infant mortality rates; the rate of prevalence of tuberculosis; the density of ...
Quiz: 8 Questions About Physicians Around the World
Medscape News - 7/30/2014 11:35:51 PM
McGill University ... 2014. World Health Organization. Aggregated data: density per 1000. Global Health Observatory Data Repository. 2013. http://apps.who.int/gho/data/node.main.A1444 Accessed July 24, 2014. Lovkyte L, Reamy J, Padaiga Z. Physicians ...
Countries spending the most on health care
USA Today - 7/7/2014 2:37:38 PM
Based on data released by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the U.S. led the developed world in 2012, spending $8,745 per capita on health care ... as the country has the second highest physician density in the OECD.
Which countries spend the most on health care?
KSDK - 7/7/2014 1:47:31 PM
The United States currently spends more per person on health care than any other developed country. Health outcomes in the U.S., however, are among the worst. Despite weak health spending growth worldwide, a number of countries still had substantial health ...
Calgary ranked world's fifth most livable city by The Economist
Calgary Herald - 8/19/2014 10:50:40 PM
The report noted the world's most livable cities were often mid-sized cities in wealthier countries with low population density. "This can foster a range of recreational activities without leading to high crime levels or overburdened infrastructure," said ...
Canada's physician density remains stagnant
CMAJ - 8/28/2006 11:59:29 PM
Berthelot surmised the wide variation in physician density rates was a function of the way countries organize their health care ... Canada ranked second in 2004 and 79.9 years. Japan topped the world at 81.8 years and the US was 22nd at 77.5 years ...
World's healthiest countries – Forbes.com
Ethiopian Review - 11/6/2008 11:54:26 PM
Its infant mortality rate, three deaths per 1,000 live births, and TB prevalence, 4.6 per 100,000 people, are the lowest in the world. Keeping the country from first place is its physician density (3.28 physicians per 1,000 people), relatively high ...
New version of FRAX now available for 53 countries
News-Medical - 5/8/2013 9:47:06 AM
WHO Fracture Risk Assessment Tool now available for 53 countries and in 28 languages; New models for Armenia, Brazil, Iceland, Morocco and Thailand An increasing number of physicians around the world are using ... of Bone Mineral Density (BMD) values ...
Predicting the demand of physician workforce: an international model based on "crowd behaviors"
Bio Med Central - 3/26/2012 11:17:15 AM
Comparison of physician density (per 10,000) discrepancies by continent ... The regression model in this study is derived from data of 130 countries around the world that reflects the PD most in a country. Thus, the predicted PD would be better used ...
36 African countries have shortages of 820,000 doctors, nurses, midwives -WHO
World Stage - 9/17/2013 7:39:11 AM
WorldStage Newsonline-- The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that 36 countries in Africa have shortages of 820,000 doctors, nurses and midwives. WHO also identified a minimum threshold of health workforce density of 2.3 physicians, nurses and ...
Country Ranked Third Top Tourism Destination
Green Technology World - 3/10/2011 2:25:26 PM
The report also highlights shortcomings that hinder further development of the tourism sector in the country, such as policy and regulations ... so is the level of health and hygiene with "low physician density and concerns about access to improved sanitation.
Botswana: Poor Air Transport Lands Country in Lowly Global Ranking
AllAfrica - 7/16/2009 11:56:13 PM
According the Travel and Tourism (T&T) Competitiveness Report compiled by the World Economic Forum ... remained static at position 97 out of133 countries due to a low physician density (103rd) and limited access to improved sanitation (102nd).
New FRAX App launched by the International Osteoporosis Foundation
Medical Xpress - 4/1/2014 11:56:29 PM
Osteoporosis management guidelines around the world now recommend ... on bone mineral density values alone, physicians now consider future fracture risk when making treatment decisions. The WHO Fracture Risk Assessment Tool (FRAX®), developed by the ...
The growing danger of osteoporosis in the Arab world
natureasia.com - 11/29/2011 2:12:59 PM
State governments and health organizations, such as the World Health Organization ... which is the gold standard test for bone density, averages US$50-70. "This can makes up to 26% of the monthly average income in some countries, according to UN data ...