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 - 3/21/2013 3:58:59 PM
The WEF has compiled survey data from 140 countries estimating the attitude of each countries' population toward foreign visitors. The results, mapped out above, seem significant beyond just tourism. Red countries are less welcoming to foreign visitors ...
World's Healthiest Countries
FitSugar - 4/8/2008 11:55:19 PM
the density of physicians per 1,000 people, undernourishment rates, and healthy life expectancy for men at birth to find how countries rank, healthwise. From all that they compiled a list of the World's healthiest countries. Does your country make the cut?
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 ...
The Future of Energy: Why Power Density Matters
theenergycollective.com - 8/7/2013 11:58:23 PM
If we want to rigorously quantify this we calculate an energy source's power density in watts per square metre (W/m 2). A simple thought experiment ... They will have some difficulty actually doing it, and that's putting it mildly. Since 2008 the majority ...
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 ...
Battling Big Tobacco: Physician activism vital on smoking's new frontiers
Medscape News - 11/27/2011 11:55:11 PM
And physicians are not immune to this addiction either, he noted, adding that China is probably the worst country in the world for physicians smoking. A staggering 46% of Chinese doctors smoke and, perhaps even more amazingly, 30% of cardiologists still do ...
36 African countries need 820,000 health workers –WHO
nationalmirroronline.net - 9/16/2013 11:53:53 PM
The World Health Organisation, WHO, has disclosed that 36 African nations were in dare need of 820,000 doctors. WHO Country Representative ... a minimum threshold of health workforce density (2.3 physicians, nurses, and midwives per 1,000 population ...
Are Patients in Universal Healthcare Countries Less Satisfied?
scienceblogs.com - 5/21/2009 11:58:12 PM
Almost universally we pay more for less. We pay more per capita for fewer hospital beds, we pay more per capita for fewer ICU beds, and pay more for ICU stays despite patients staying ... access to a doctor in an ER faster than in the US.
New version of FRAX now available for 53 countries
News-Medical - 5/8/2013 9:47:06 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 ...
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.
The growing danger of osteoporosis in the Arab world
Nature Publishing group - 11/29/2011 2:12:59 PM
State governments and health organizations, such as the World Health Organization ... which is the gold standard test for bone density, averages US$50-70. "This can makes up to 26% of the monthly average income in some countries, according to UN data ...