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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.

Description: The map displayed here shows how Physicians density varies by country. The shade of the country corresponds to the magnitude of the indicator. The darker the shade, the higher the value.

Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2018

See also: Physicians density bar chart

 

CountryPhysicians density (physicians/1,000 population)Year
Congo, Democratic Republic of the92009
Cuba82014
Monaco72014
San Marino62014
Greece62014
Austria52015
Georgia52014
Portugal42014
Norway42014
Lithuania42014
Germany42014
Sweden42013
Switzerland42014
Belarus42014
Bulgaria42014
Italy42014
Uruguay42008
Malta42015
Spain42014
Iceland42015
Argentina42013
Andorra42015
Denmark42013
Israel42014
Azerbaijan32014
Slovakia32013
Australia32013
Netherlands32014
Hungary32014
Estonia32014
Russia32014
Kazakhstan32014
France32015
Latvia32014
Croatia32014
Macau32010
Sudan32014
Finland32013
Ukraine32014
Belgium32014
Luxembourg32015
Mongolia32011
New Zealand32014
United Kingdom32015
Macedonia32013
Armenia32014
Ireland32015
Korea, North32011
Slovenia32014
Bahamas, The32008
Romania32013
Jordan32014
Saudi Arabia32014
United States32013
Moldova32014
Canada22012
Serbia22014
Uzbekistan22014
Lebanon22014
Montenegro22015
Japan22012
Turkmenistan22014
Poland22014
Korea, South22014
New Caledonia22009
Libya22014
Mexico22013
Qatar22014
Kuwait22014
Mauritius22014
El Salvador22008
Singapore22013
Bosnia and Herzegovina22013
Brazil22013
Kyrgyzstan22014
Turkey22014
Greenland22014
Tajikistan22014
Ecuador22011
Tunisia22014
Panama22013
Colombia22010
United Arab Emirates22014
Syria22014
Oman22014
Dominican Republic12011
Iran12014
China12011
Brunei12012
Palau12010
Paraguay12012
Albania12013
Malaysia12011
Tuvalu12009
Algeria12007
Trinidad and Tobago12007
Vietnam12013
Costa Rica12013
Peru12012
Chile12009
Nauru12010
Seychelles12012
Bahrain12014
Nicaragua12014
Guatemala12009
Iraq12014
Egypt12014
Pakistan12014
South Africa12015
Belize12009
Sri Lanka12010
India12014
Morocco12014
Burma12012
Tonga12010
Bolivia02011
Samoa02008
Fiji02009
Jamaica02008
Bangladesh02012
Thailand02010
Botswana02012
Nigeria02009
Namibia02007
Yemen02014
Cape Verde02011
Afghanistan02014
Bhutan02014
Djibouti02014
Guyana02010
Indonesia02012
Solomon Islands02011
Kenya02013
Kiribati02013
Vanuatu02012
Laos02012
Cambodia02013
Zambia02012
Swaziland02009
Benin02013
Angola02009
Cote d'Ivoire02008
Madagascar02012
Mauritania02009
Gambia, The02008
Congo, Republic of the02007
Ghana02010
Saint Lucia02009
Mali02010
Guinea-Bissau02009
Cameroon02010
East Timor02011
Zimbabwe02011
Togo02008
Rwanda02010
Senegal02008
Mozambique02013
Papua New Guinea02010
Central African Republic02009
Burkina Faso02012
Chad02013
Ethiopia02009
Somalia02014
Tanzania02012
Sierra Leone02010
Niger02008
Malawi02009
Liberia02008