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, 2019
|Country||Physicians density (physicians/1,000 population)||Year|
|United Arab Emirates||2||2016|