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 ...
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 ...
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
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.
A well-functioning health system
The Jakarta Post - 12/12/2014 10:25:49 AM
To achieve merely one international target, such as the Millennium Development Goals, the world’s poorest countries ... According to the benchmark, a density of 34.5 health workers (midwives, nurses and physicians) per 10,000 population is required ...
Bacterial Infections Differ Based on Geography, Healthcare Spending
Med India - 12/20/2014 6:51:44 PM
The study also found that the proportion of a country's GDP ... such information may assist physicians who need to empirically administer antibiotics to patients with possible bloodstream infections in different areas of the world." Mermel, corresponding ...
“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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Cuba – 55 years of ideas and truth
People's World - 1/5/2014 11:58:15 PM
Physician density in Cuba is one physician for 197 persons, one of the world's top rates. That doesn't include 40,000 Cuban physicians serving abroad in 70 countries. Universal education and health care are intact; 1,993,300 students from preschool through ...