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
The Quality of US Healthcare Compared to the World
American Journal of Managed Care - 2/11/2016 4:12:27 PM
Although the United States is often viewed as having some of the best healthcare in the world ... the density of the physician workforce is measured in an aggregation of data from 2007 to 2013. In this category, Germany ranked highest—with 38.9 ...
World’s first-ever dengue vaccine now available in PHL
BusinessMirror. - 2/11/2016 1:27:48 PM
The world’s first antidengue vaccine ... Santos said doses of Dengvaxia arrived in the country last week and have been made available to physicians starting February 10. She said an initial 300,000 doses will be made available to the private market.
India’s passenger vehicle density to nearly double by 2020
Live Mint - 2/8/2016 2:07:09 PM
Photo: Rahul Grover/HT New Delhi: India’s passenger vehicle density is set to double ... million vehicles by 2020. “The country’s low vehicle penetration (32 vehicles per 1,000 people in 2015) makes it one of the world’s most attractive auto ...
World Health Organization urges women to cover up, have safe sex in Zika areas
Abruzzo Tv News - 2/11/2016 2:50:43 AM
Physicians and public health officials still lack the basic ... The incidence is two to fourfold higher in countries such as the US. About only one out of five people will experience those symptoms, he said. It says that the rise from 0.5 to 20 cases ...
World Health Organization raises alarm as Zika virus spreads ``explosively''
Cinema Blaze - 2/9/2016 4:36:17 PM
Zika is linked to severe birth defects and is "spreading explosively" in the Americas, according to the World Health Organization ... For example, urban areas in the United States aren't as density populated as cities in Central and South America ...
The secret recipe for the world’s best fudge
Country Life - 2/6/2016 11:56:30 PM
‘Best fudge in the world,’ declares one ... Mr Boustead refuses to give any clues as to how he achieves that perfect density and flavour and I wonder how he maintains these intense levels of security. ‘We don’t have a big staff turnover ...
World's largest trophy hunting club is auctioning 300 hunts
Mashable - 2/4/2016 4:56:32 PM
The world's largest trophy hunting organization ... the club is auctioning off 300 separate hunts taking place in 32 countries across Africa, Europe, Asia and North and South America. Bidders can sign up for the chance to kill African elephants, Australian ...
Vanderbilt physicians examine risk factors for cardiovascular disease in prostate cancer survivors
News-Medical - 2/11/2016 5:06:43 AM
What survivors need to be more concerned with is heart disease, the most common non-cancer cause of death for men with prostate cancer, according to a paper published this week in Circulation, authored by Vanderbilt physicians. For this reason, Vanderbilt ...
OKC doctor: Bashar al-Assad's ultimate betrayal of every physicians' oath
Oklahoma News - 2/6/2016 6:20:04 PM
displacing millions in a magnitude eclipsed only by World War II. Imagine a physician, who recited the Hippocratic oath of “First Do No Harm,” leaving a massive trail of unspeakable atrocities in his own country. Unfortunately, history is rife with ...
While the world improves its record, here's why India has world’s most stillborn babies
Firstpost - 2/5/2016 11:33:14 AM
the largest of any country in 2015, according to research published last month by the Lancet, a global medical journal. A stillbirth is a “baby born with no signs of life at or after 28 weeks’ gestation”, according to the World Health Organisation.
Doctors Without Borders Confirms Its Hospital In Syria Was Hit By Airstrikes
Think Progress - 2/9/2016 3:57:31 AM
In September 2015, the World Health Organization reported that there is a severe shortage of ambulances, specialized medical staff, and medical supplies in the country. “Lack of basic utility services including electricity, fuel, safe drinking water and ...
British Doctors Demand Israel’s Expulsion From World Medical Association
mintpressnews.com - 2/8/2016 2:28:38 PM
SEATTLE — (ANALYSIS) Late last month, Israeli and Jewish media were filled with outrage at a letter signed by 71 British physicians, demanding the Israeli Medical Association’s expulsion from the World Medical Association. There were hearings in the ...
Bringing medieval works to the digital world
Philadelphia Daily News - 2/2/2016 1:06:51 AM
Anyone anywhere in the world will be able to see the items with a click of a ... that will digitalize the largest regional collection of medieval and early modern manuscripts in the country. Nearly 160,000 pages, the bulk of them at the Free Library ...
World Health Organization declares worldwide emergency
SoloNews - 2/2/2016 5:38:52 AM
The World Health Organization (WHO ... It stopped short of recommending travel or trade restrictions to more than two dozen countries and territories in Latin America and the Caribbean where Zika is spreading. For students planning trips to Central ...
Why India has the world's most stillborn babies
India TV - 2/6/2016 3:03:48 AM
the largest of any country in 2015, according to research published last month by the Lancet a global medical journal. A stillbirth is a "baby born with no signs of life at or after 28 weeks' gestation", according to the World Health Organisation.