Number of surgical procedures (per 100,000 population)

Definition: The number of procedures undertaken in an operating theatre per 100,000 population per year in each country. A procedure is defined as the incision, excision, or manipulation of tissue that needs regional or general anaesthesia, or profound sedation to control pain.

Description: The map below shows how Number of surgical procedures (per 100,000 population) varies by country. 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 world is Colombia, with a value of 27,385.00. The country with the lowest value in the world is Ethiopia, with a value of 43.00.

Source: The Lancet Commission on Global Surgery (

See also: Country ranking, Time series comparison

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Aggregation method: Weighted average

Periodicity: Annual