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
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 - 4/6/2008 11:57:41 PM
The statistics we examined included estimated air pollution in world cities; the percentage of a country’s population with access ... the rate of prevalence of tuberculosis; the density of physicians–generalists and specialists–per 1,000 people ...
Which countries spend the most on health care?
KSDK - 7/7/2014 1:47:31 PM
Like the rest of the developed world, U.S. health spending has risen in ... Many of these doctors likely remain in Austria, as the country has the second highest physician density in the OECD. The higher proportion of doctors could increase the country's ...
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 ...
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 ...
Countries spending the most on health care
USA Today - 7/7/2014 2:37:38 PM
Despite weak health spending growth worldwide, a number of countries still had substantial health care budgets as of 2012. Based on data released by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the U.S. led the developed world in 2012 ...
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 ...
36 African countries have shortages of 820,000 doctors, nurses, midwives -WHO
World Stage - 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 ...
Predicting the demand of physician workforce: an international model based on "crowd behaviors"
Bio Med Central - 3/26/2012 11:17:15 AM
Comparison of physician density (per 10,000) discrepancies by continent ... The regression model in this study is derived from data of 130 countries around the world that reflects the PD most in a country. Thus, the predicted PD would be better used ...
The growing danger of osteoporosis in the Arab world
Nature - 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 ...
Doctors For The World: Indian Physician Emigration
Medscape News - 4/25/2004 11:57:00 PM
Bombay has been long known for its urbanity, Bangalore for high-tech prowess, and Calcutta for sheer population density ... Indian physicians are the world's most frequent medical expatriates, the emigration of physicians from developing countries to ...
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
As a result, rather than relying on bone mineral density values alone, physicians now consider future ... Models are currently available for 53 countries. Today, at the opening of the World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal ...