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 ...
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.
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. Global Health Observatory Data Repository. 2013. http://apps.who.int/gho/data/node.main.A1444 Accessed July 24, 2014. Lovkyte L, Reamy J, Padaiga Z. Physicians ... SH.XPD.TOTL.ZS/countries?
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 ...
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.
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 ...
Canada's physician density remains stagnant
CMAJ - 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 ...
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 ...
Predicting the demand of physician workforce: an international model based on "crowd behaviors"
Bio Med Central - 3/26/2012 11:17:15 AM
Twelve variables that were readily accessible on the world wide web ... and economic status in 130 countries, in training and validation sets Table 3. Regression coefficients (95% confidence intervals) from the Physician Density Prediction Model of ...