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, 2014See also: Physicians density map
Healthcare spend pushing households below poverty line
Financial Express - 8/28/2015 6:47:33 PM
There has been a rise in the number of world-class hospitals and highly ... India compares poorly to other developing countries on parameters such as hospital-bed density, ratio of physicians-to-population, number of doctors graduating every year, and ...
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 ... 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 ...
Growth Hormone Reduces Risk of Osteoporosis Fractures in Older Women
News Wise - 8/27/2015 5:01:22 PM
Newswise — Washington, DC—For years after it was administered, growth hormone continued to reduce the risk of fractures and helped maintain bone density ... 18,000 scientists, physicians, educators, nurses and students in 122 countries.
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 ...
Weight Cutting: Solving 'The Biggest Problem in Combat Sports'
Bleacher Report - 8/30/2015 11:52:59 PM
It happens in the world’s grayer areas: the hotel bathroom ... Groups including the American College of Sports Medicine and the Association of Ringside Physicians have issued recommendations to end excessive dehydration and its related mechanisms ...
Countries spending the most on health care
USA Today - 7/7/2014 11:02:53 AM
Despite weak health spending growth worldwide, a number of countries still had substantial health care budgets as of 2012. Based on data released by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the U.S. led the developed world in 2012 ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
Forecasting the global shortage of physicians: an economic- and needs-based approach
WHO - 7/6/1986 11:59:48 PM
The world health report 2006: working together for health has brought renewed attention to the global human resources required to produce health. 1 It estimated that 57 countries have an absolute shortage of 2.3 million physicians, nurses and midwives.
From complacency to crisis: Can America cope with a resurgence of tropical disease?
Raw Story - 8/18/2015 12:25:42 PM
“Most of the world ... physicians specialising in infectious disease and parasitology dwindled, as did government investment in the public health infrastructure geared to fight them. As tropical diseases faded from medical consciousness in the rich ...
I Survived The VA: A Veteran Tells His Shocking Story
The Huffington Post - 8/28/2015 8:10:28 AM
He wonders if the health care his country promised him is going to kill him ... Shortly after, one of the world's top Behcet's experts at NYU reconfirms what they already know. For Eric, half a world away and nine years after Bosnia, the multi-organ ...