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
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 ...
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 - 4/7/2008 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 ...
Health benefits of being a woman
Punch - 1/18/2015 12:02:07 AM
In many different countries, women have a better life expectancy than ... God bless you the Dr Sylvester Ikhisemojies of this world. Our physicians and doctors are God’s provision for humanity to maintain and sustain our health. The WHO standard is ...
Model Predicts Ebola Epidemic May Be Over By Mid 2015
Medical Reaearch News and Interviews - 1/16/2015 3:32:05 AM
The world’s largest epidemic of Ebola virus disease is currently ongoing in West Africa, concentrated in the countries of Liberia ... be very difficult to achieve in areas of high population density or where there is little health infrastructure.
Cesarean births in India are skyrocketing—and there is reason to be very worried
Quartz - 1/15/2015 4:30:32 AM
Until 2010, cesarean—or C-sections—were limited to 8.5% of all deliveries in the country, just under the recommended level of 10 to 15 %, according to a World Health Organization ... Southern states have a higher density of private medical schools ...
Ohio is 20th state with breast density notification law; requires women to be told after mammogram
Cleveland Plain Dealer - 1/13/2015 12:32:31 PM
CLEVELAND, Ohio – In December, Ohio became the 20 th state to pass a breast density notification law ... mammogram might have a hard time detecting on its own. As with the country's first law -- passed in 2009 in Connecticut, largely on the efforts ...
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
“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 ...
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 ...
Overnight News Digest: "A Night In Tunisia" Edition
Daily Kos - 1/13/2015 9:19:14 AM
The role of psychologists and physicians in the ... freedom and democracy around the world was on your mind. Though records are incomplete on the subject, the police have killed something like 5,000 people in this country since 9/11—more, in other ...
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 ...