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. The World Health Organization estimates that fewer than 2.3 health workers (physicians, nurses, and midwives only) per 1,000 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, 2020See also: Physicians density map
Worldwide shortage of health workers threatens effective health coverage
Medical Xpress - 5/24/2022 8:50:00 AM
More than 43 million additional health workers are needed to meet targets for universal health coverage around the world, according to a new peer-reviewed study by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington's School of Medicine that was published today in The Lancet.
Study: More than 43 million additional health workers needed to meet universal health coverage targets
News Medical - 5/24/2022 12:00:00 AM
More than 43 million additional health workers are needed to meet targets for universal health coverage around the world ... that more than 130 countries had shortages of physicians and more ...
Jamaica: Reaching for new health-care frontiers
The Jamaica Observer - 5/8/2022 12:47:00 PM
In its current MOHW 10-year Strategic Development Plan for the health sector, these challenges are said to include health worker density ... systems in the world, listing 89 countries.
‘Medical aesthetics reflect positively on our energy in daily life’
The Times of Israel - 5/12/2022 7:49:00 AM
Such operations must be performed by competent physicians ... density. I guess I thought about it like many of my colleagues, but I cared about the thought and perseverance of serving my country ...
Side Effects of Giving Up Alcohol, According to Physician
MSN - 5/9/2022 12:46:00 PM
According to the 2020 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, there were 138.5 million alcohol users aged 12 and older in the country ... The reduction of the density of gray matter, integrity ...
US Radiology Specialists and Charlotte Radiology Enhance Mammography Services with Innovative Volpara Health Patient Care Software
NBC4i - 5/18/2022 12:31:00 PM
Inc., one of the nation's premier physician-owned radiology companies, announced that it is partnering with Volpara Health (ASX:VHT) to implement the latest breast density assessment, mammography ...
Shortage of health workers threatens effective health coverage
healthcare-in-europe.com - 5/25/2022 9:36:00 AM
More than 43 million additional health workers are needed to meet targets for universal health coverage around the world, according to a study by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington's School of Medicine.