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
World Rare Disease Day: A call for earlier diagnosis and treatment
Philadelphia Daily News - 2/27/2015 2:49:26 AM
On World Rare Disease Day, which will be held on Saturday, February 28 this year, patients and their families as well as scientists, physicians and researchers ... have a deep impact on people both in our country and worldwide. According to the Center ...
A surprising map of the countries that are most and least welcoming to foreigners
Washington Post - 3/21/2013 3:58:59 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 ...
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 ... Health expenditure, total (% of GDP). The World Bank. http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/SH.XPD.TOTL.ZS/countries?order=wbapi_data_value_2012%20wbapi_data_value%20wbapi_data_value-last ...
Countries spending the most on health care
USA Today - 7/7/2014 11:02:53 AM
(Photo: Thinkstock) The United States currently spends more per person on health care than ... the most of any country in the OECD. Many of these doctors likely remain in Austria, as the country has the second highest physician density in the OECD.
TODAY'S EDITORIAL COMMENT: Justify the appointment of so many deputy ministers!
The post online - 2/21/2015 12:29:13 PM
We have a physician density of seven doctors per 100,000 population ... 12.92 deaths per 1,000 population and ranking number 21 in the world in terms of death rate, we are not different from a country at war. The size of our government is not very ...
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 ...
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 ...
“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 ...
World's healthiest countries – Forbes.com
Ethiopian Review - 11/6/2008 11:54:26 PM
Its infant mortality rate, three deaths per 1,000 live births, and TB prevalence, 4.6 per 100,000 people, are the lowest in the world. Keeping the country from first place is its physician density (3.28 physicians per 1,000 people), relatively high ...
Country Ranked Third Top Tourism Destination
Green Technology World - 3/10/2011 2:25:26 PM
The report also highlights shortcomings that hinder further development of the tourism sector in the country, such as policy and regulations ... so is the level of health and hygiene with "low physician density and concerns about access to improved sanitation.
New FRAX App launched by the International Osteoporosis Foundation
Medical Xpress - 4/1/2014 11:56:29 PM
Osteoporosis management guidelines around the world now recommend ... on bone mineral density values alone, physicians now consider future fracture risk when making treatment decisions. The WHO Fracture Risk Assessment Tool (FRAX®), developed by the ...
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 ...
The Future of Energy: Why Power Density Matters
The Energy Collective - 8/7/2013 11:58:23 PM
If we want to rigorously quantify this we calculate an energy source's power density ... 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.