Country Comparison > Physicians density

RankCountryPhysicians density (physicians/1,000 population)
1Cuba6.4
2Greece6.04
3Monaco5.81
4Belarus4.87
5Austria4.75
6Georgia4.54
7Russia4.31
8Italy4.24
9Norway4.08
10Switzerland4.07
11Niue4
12Iceland3.93
13Netherlands3.92
14Kazakhstan3.88
15Azerbaijan3.79
16Portugal3.76
17Uruguay3.74
18Andorra3.72
19Spain3.71
20Armenia3.7
21Lithuania3.66
22Bulgaria3.64
23Israel3.63
24Czech Republic3.63
25Sweden3.58
26Lebanon3.54
27Germany3.53
28France3.5
29Denmark3.42
30Estonia3.41
31Korea, North3.29
32Ireland3.19
33Argentina3.16
34Ukraine3.13
35Hungary3.1
36Malta3.07
37Slovakia3
38Australia2.99
39Latvia2.99
40Belgium2.99
41Mexico2.89
42Luxembourg2.86
43Egypt2.83
44Mongolia2.76
45Qatar2.76
46United Kingdom2.74
47Finland2.74
48United States2.67
49Moldova2.67
50Uzbekistan2.62
51Croatia2.59
52Macedonia2.55
53Slovenia2.47
54Jordan2.45
55Turkmenistan2.44
56New Zealand2.38
57Kyrgyzstan2.3
58Poland2.14
59Japan2.06
60Serbia2.04
61Tajikistan2.01
62Korea, South1.97
63Venezuela1.94
64United Arab Emirates1.93
65Romania1.92
66Canada1.91
67Oman1.9
68Libya1.9
69Singapore1.83
70Barbados1.81
71Kuwait1.79
72Brazil1.72
73El Salvador1.6
74Maldives1.6
75Seychelles1.51
76Syria1.5
77Panama1.5
78Ecuador1.48
79Turkey1.45
80Bahrain1.44
81Bosnia and Herzegovina1.42
82Brunei1.42
83China1.42
84Colombia1.35
85Costa Rica1.32
86Palau1.3
87Vietnam1.22
88Bolivia1.22
89Algeria1.21
90Tunisia1.19
91Cook Islands1.18
92Trinidad and Tobago1.18
93Philippines1.15
94Albania1.15
95Paraguay1.11
96Saint Kitts and Nevis1.1
97Chile1.09
98Mauritius1.06
99Bahamas, The1.05
100Malaysia0.94
101Saudi Arabia0.94
102Peru0.92
103Guatemala0.9
104Iran0.89
105Jamaica0.85
106Belize0.83
107Pakistan0.81
108South Africa0.77
109Saint Vincent and the Grenadines0.75
110Nauru0.71
111Iraq0.69
112Tuvalu0.64
113Morocco0.62
114India0.6
115Cape Verde0.57
116Honduras0.57
117Micronesia, Federated States of0.56
118Marshall Islands0.56
119Dominica0.5
120Sri Lanka0.49
121Sao Tome and Principe0.49
122Guyana0.48
123Saint Lucia0.47
124Burma0.46
125Fiji0.45
126Suriname0.45
127Nigeria0.4
128Namibia0.37
129Nicaragua0.37
130Botswana0.34
131Equatorial Guinea0.3
132Yemen0.3
133Thailand0.3
134Kiribati0.3
135Bangladesh0.3
136Tonga0.29
137Gabon0.29
138Indonesia0.29
139Sudan0.28
140Laos0.27
141Samoa0.27
142Haiti0.25
143Djibouti0.23
144Cambodia0.23
145Afghanistan0.21
146Nepal0.21
147Cameroon0.19
148Solomon Islands0.19
149Antigua and Barbuda0.17
150Madagascar0.16
151Swaziland0.16
152Zimbabwe0.16
153Comoros0.15
154Cote d'Ivoire0.14
155Kenya0.14
156Mauritania0.13
157Uganda0.12
158Vanuatu0.12
159Congo, Democratic Republic of the0.11
160Guinea0.1
161East Timor0.1
162Congo, Republic of the0.1
163Ghana0.09
164Central African Republic0.08
165Angola0.08
166Burkina Faso0.06
167Senegal0.06
168Benin0.06
169Zambia0.06
170Togo0.05
171Papua New Guinea0.05
172Lesotho0.05
173Eritrea0.05
174Mali0.05
175Guinea-Bissau0.05
176Chad0.04
177Gambia, The0.04
178Somalia0.04
179Burundi0.03
180Mozambique0.03
181Rwanda0.02
182Bhutan0.02
183Ethiopia0.02
184Niger0.02
185Malawi0.02
186Sierra Leone0.02
187Liberia0.01
188Tanzania0.01

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, 2012

See also: Physicians density map

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