Specialist surgical workforce (per 100,000 population) - South America

Definition: Specialist surgical workforce is the number of specialist surgical, anaesthetic, and obstetric (SAO) providers who are working in each country per 100,000 population.

Description: The map below shows how Specialist surgical workforce (per 100,000 population) varies by country in South America. The shade of the country corresponds to the magnitude of the indicator. The darker the shade, the higher the value. The country with the highest value in the region is Ecuador, with a value of 59.39. The country with the lowest value in the region is Guyana, with a value of 8.78.

Source: Data collected by the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery (www.lancetglobalsurgery.org); Data collected by WHO Collaborating Centre for Surgery and Public Health at Lund University from various sources including Ministries of Health or equivalent national

See also: Country ranking, Time series comparison

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Aggregation method: Weighted average

Periodicity: Annual