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 ...
A Rare Opportunity for Pacific Islands Health Care
The Diplomat - 3/17/2015 5:41:22 AM
Health systems in developing countries suffer from significant resource ... This is easy for Cuba to do as it has too many doctors. Cuba’s physician density is the highest in the world: 67 doctors for every 10,000 people. Its community-based health ...
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 ...
H1N1 Mutates in India
Health Map - 3/22/2015 2:03:40 PM
As of March 15th, the country ... as high population density -- allowing for easier transmission -- has permitted the virus to become entrenched within the population . According to Dr. Nicole Iovine, an infectious disease physician from the University ...
Scholars launch 5-year study to determine air pollution, morbidity link in Haifa
The Jerusalem Post - 3/25/2015 4:30:26 PM
Aiming to determine whether there is a link between air pollution and morbidity in the Haifa Bay region, academics from Israel and around the world launched a project ... the Health Ministry's Haifa District Physician. "Any reasonable person realizes ...
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.
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 ...
‘Figure 1 can be used to connect healthcare professionals’
Financial Express - 3/12/2015 10:55:06 AM
We think Figure 1 can be used to connect healthcare professionals across the country – especially ... tool that will help physicians in rural areas by giving them access to specialists practising in major urban centres around the world.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...