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 ...
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
Male to female ratio of physicians density per 1000 population ... 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 ...
More Doctors Program Boosts Medical Coverage Among Brazilians
telesur - 9/3/2014 11:58:46 PM
The survey was comprised of nearly 4,000 interviews conducted in 200 municipalities across the country. The Brazilian ... the program aims to increase Brazil’s physician density ratio, which according to the World Health Organization has only doctors ...
Countries spending the most on health care
USA Today - 7/7/2014 11:02:53 AM
The United States currently spends more per person on health care than any other ... 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.
The Fukushima Disaster Continues to Worsen
Alter Net - 9/2/2014 10:05:26 PM
Muon imaging technology makes use of cosmic ray muons to determine material density ... World Nuclear Association, a self-declared industry trade group: "An analysis by the Carnegie Endowment in March 2012 said that if best practices from other countries ...
September/October 2014 Annals of Family Medicine Tip Sheet
Science Codex - 9/9/2014 12:14:19 AM
The 5 R's: An Emerging Bold Standard for Conducting Relevant Research in a Changing World By C.J. Peek ... as were family physicians practicing in areas with a higher density of children, lower poverty or no pediatricians. Family physicians, the authors ...
Boost for Pharmacy Workforce in Africa, With Other Areas of the World to Follow
Pharmacy Times - 9/4/2014 3:43:40 PM
Africa was chosen as the first region to benefit from a centre of excellence because its needs are greatest with the lowest density of pharmacists in the world. The FIP Education Initiative’s 2013 global education report indicated that African countries ...
“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 ... to the concept of delegating surgery to non-physician clinicians. Other non-surgical advanced clinical ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ... Models are currently available for 53 countries. Today, at the opening of the World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases ...