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 ...
World's Healthiest Countries
Forbes - 4/6/2008 11:57:41 PM
The statistics we examined included estimated air pollution in world cities; the percentage of a country’s population with ... the rate of prevalence of tuberculosis; the density of physicians–generalists and specialists–per 1,000 people ...
Global Supply of Health Professionals
New England Journal of Medicine - 3/6/2014 5:32:08 PM
A reasonable hypothesis is that insular training for individual professions does not sufficiently promote understanding, respect, and knowledge of allied professions in a health team ... well trained, have access to retraining, and can refer patients ...
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.
36 African countries have shortages of 820,000 doctors, nurses, midwives -WHO
worldstagegroup.com - 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 ...
Predicting the demand of physician workforce: an international model based on "crowd behaviors"
BioMed Central - 3/26/2012 11:17:15 AM
Comparison of physician density (per 10,000) discrepancies by continent ... The regression model in this study is derived from data of 130 countries around the world that reflects the PD most in a country. Thus, the predicted PD would be better used ...
The health worker shortage in Africa: are enough physicians and nurses being trained?
WHO - 3/7/1987 11:56:46 PM
Department of Human Resources for Health, World Health Organization ... countries whose health workers are recruited by richer countries. Table 1 presents the estimates of the density of physicians per 1000 population and the annual inflows and outflows ...
Canada's physician density remains stagnant
cmaj.ca - 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 ...
Cuba – 55 years of ideas and truth
peoplesworld.org - 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 ...
The Future of Energy: Why Power Density Matters
theenergycollective.com - 8/5/2013 4:01:09 PM
If the populations of the world's 200 largest cities consumed energy like modern day Japanese energy use density would look like this: The prospects are even worse in individual countries. Of the world's 200 largest urban areas, 17 are in India.
New IOF-ISCD review clarifies the use of FRAX in clinical practice
Medical Xpress - 8/1/2011 11:59:07 PM
Now with 34 specific country models, FRAX is being used increasingly by physicians around the world to help assess their patients ... which individuals may be candidates for reassurance, bone density evaluation or pharmacological treatment.