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
A surprising map of the countries that are most and least welcoming to foreigners
Washington Post - 3/20/2013 11:59:46 PM
Buried several hundred pages into a new World Economic Forum report on global tourism, past the sections on air travel infrastructure and physician density (by which they ... The WEF has compiled survey data from 140 countries estimating the attitude ...
Global telehealth market to grow at a CAGR of 18% to 2019
Whatech - 5/20/2015 7:45:53 AM
The report consists of a detailed study of the market according to the geographical segments and key leading countries. http ... the key vendors operating in this market. Exhibit 5: Physician Density per Thousand Population - 2011 Exhibit 6: Global ...
World's Healthiest Countries
Forbes - 4/7/2008 11:56:30 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 ...
A quarter of women with dense breasts at high interval cancer risk
Family Practice News - 5/18/2015 10:28:44 PM
Data source: A prospective cohort analysis of 831,455 digital screening mammographies in Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium registries across the country ... many of these physicians are ill-prepared to discuss breast density with their patients ...
Quiz: 8 Questions About Physicians Around the World
Medscape News - 7/30/2014 11:35:51 PM
World Health Organization. Aggregated data: density per 1000 ... Health expenditure, total (% of GDP). The World Bank. http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/SH.XPD.TOTL.ZS/countries?order=wbapi_data_value_2012%20wbapi_data_value%20wbapi_data_value-last ...
Countries spending the most on health care
USA Today - 7/7/2014 11:02:53 AM
(Photo: Thinkstock) The United States currently spends more per person on health care than ... the most of any country in the OECD. Many of these doctors likely remain in Austria, as the country has the second highest physician density in the OECD.
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 ...
Predicting the demand of physician workforce: an international model based on "crowd behaviors"
Bio Med Central - 3/26/2012 11:17:15 AM
Twelve variables that were readily accessible on the world wide web ... and economic status in 130 countries, in training and validation sets Table 3. Regression coefficients (95% confidence intervals) from the Physician Density Prediction Model of ...
New version of FRAX now available for 53 countries
News-Medical - 5/8/2013 6:19:30 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 ...
Eastern European countries embrace medical tourism
The Bulletin - 11/16/2014 12:01:05 PM
They are benefiting from EU rules permitting free movement of labor inside the union, even as their own countries ... worldwide,” the World Health Organization said in a report last year. Romania has one of the lowest physician density ratios in the ...
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 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 that fracture risk assessment be part of any clinical evaluation for osteoporosis. As a result, rather than relying on bone mineral density values alone, physicians now consider future ...
Our Humanity Is Defined By How We Treat the Sick
Boston Magazine - 4/28/2015 9:52:12 AM
Surgeon, writer, academic, advocate—whatever role he finds himself in, Atul Gawande is among the most influential and lucid voices in healthcare. That’s a heavy load to shoulder in Boston, which has the highest density of physicians in the country.
“Non-physician clinicians” in low income countries
BMJ - 5/12/2011 11:54:58 PM
The crisis in human healthcare resources disproportionately affects the poorest women in low income countries. The World Health Organization reports ... 3 The review also looked at “health worker density”: according to its population sub-Saharan ...
Countries With Highest Density Of Subway Chains Have The Most Obese Population; Eating Fresh May Not Mean Eating Healthy
Medical Daily - 5/14/2013 8:45:42 PM
Testing proteins in a child's saliva could someday alert physicians to a possibility of autism spectrum disorder. Special Pen Helps Parkinson's Patients Write Without Shaking [VIDEO] Scientists have designed a special pen for Parkinson’s patients that ...