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 - 3/21/2013 3:58:59 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 ...
Boone Hospital in Growth Mode
Columbia Business Times - 1/25/2015 7:17:38 AM
After being listed as one of the top four hospitals in Missouri by U.S. News & World Report, breaking ground on a new ... women’s services including mammograms and bone-density screenings, a full pharmacy, physical therapy services and a Boone family ...
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 ...
TODAY'S EDITORIAL COMMENT: Nawakwi has set a good campaign example
The post online - 1/18/2015 3:18:23 PM
All that one could hear is about the presidential candidates boasting about who they are, what they are - it has been me this, me that and seldom does one hear them talk about the plight of the majority of their country’s citizens who happen to be poor.
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. 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 ... SH.XPD.TOTL.ZS/countries?
Countries spending the most on health care
USA Today - 7/7/2014 11:02:53 AM
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 ... the second highest physician density in the OECD.
This Smart Stethoscope Attachment Could Lead to More Accurate Diagnoses
Smithsonian.com - 1/15/2015 11:57:20 PM
With it, a physician can send heart sounds directly to a cardiologist anywhere in the world, as long as the consulting doctor ... approved by the FDA before interested physicians across the country can add the Core to their own stethoscopes.
Lifetime trip takes CMU student to Antarctica
The Daily Sentinel - 1/21/2015 6:39:26 AM
Olivia Sayer, an 18-year-old junior studying biology, chemistry and dance, traveled to the bottom of the world by ship with 66 other high school and college students from 14 different countries along ... students observed ice density, tested conductivity ...
“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 ...
Eastern European countries embrace medical tourism
The Bulletin - 11/16/2014 12:01:05 PM
Now she’s planning a return, to serve the foreigners flooding in for dental work, plastic surgery and other elective procedures — for half the cost in their home countries ... Romania has one of the lowest physician density ratios in the region ...
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 ...
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 ...
JOSH MABUS — Mississippi’s Healthcare: Not a quality problem, a marketing problem
Mississippi Business Journal - 1/29/2015 6:25:46 PM
Our doctors and hospitals are regularly named in the best doctors, hospitals, and regional hospitals in U.S. News & World Report ... low cost of living, and low physician density (180 physicians for every 100,000 Mississippians). As a state, we have ...
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 ...