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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, 2019

See also: Physicians density bar chart

 

CountryPhysicians density (physicians/1,000 population)Year
Cuba82017
Monaco72014
San Marino62014
Sweden52016
Austria52016
Georgia52015
Uruguay52017
Norway52017
Greece52016
Denmark42016
Lithuania42016
Czech Republic42016
Switzerland42016
Germany42016
Italy42017
Belarus42014
Spain42016
Russia42016
Bulgaria42014
Iceland42017
Argentina42017
Malta42015
Finland42016
Korea, North42017
Australia42016
Netherlands42016
Estonia32016
Azerbaijan32014
Portugal32016
Andorra32015
Belgium32016
Kazakhstan32014
Hungary32016
France32016
Israel32016
Moldova32015
Latvia32016
Croatia32016
Serbia32016
Ireland32017
New Zealand32016
Luxembourg32017
Ukraine32014
Armenia32014
Mongolia32016
Puerto Rico32016
Macedonia32015
Slovenia32015
United Kingdom32017
Qatar32016
Antigua and Barbuda32017
Trinidad and Tobago32015
Canada32017
United States32016
Kuwait32015
Mauritius32018
Saint Kitts and Nevis32015
Barbados22017
Slovakia22016
Macau22010
Japan22016
Poland22016
Saudi Arabia22016
United Arab Emirates22016
Uzbekistan22014
Korea, South22017
Jordan22017
Montenegro22015
Singapore22016
Lebanon22017
Romania22016
Mexico22016
New Caledonia22009
Turkmenistan22014
Libya22017
Brazil22018
Colombia22017
Ecuador22016
Oman22017
Hong Kong22018
Bahamas, The22017
Bosnia and Herzegovina22013
Kyrgyzstan22014
Greenland22016
Algeria22016
China22015
Brunei22015
Turkey22014
Tajikistan22014
Bolivia22016
El Salvador22016
Panama22016
Dominican Republic22017
Malaysia22015
Grenada12017
Paraguay12018
Jamaica12017
Philippines12010
Peru12016
Tunisia12016
Nauru12015
Suriname12018
Syria12016
Albania12016
Palau12014
Costa Rica12013
Iran12015
Belize12017
Dominica12017
Chile12016
Nicaragua12018
Pakistan12015
Sri Lanka12017
Seychelles12016
Bahrain12015
Tuvalu12014
South Africa12017
Burma12017
Fiji12015
Iraq12017
Vietnam12016
Thailand12017
Guyana12018
Egypt12017
India12017
Cape Verde12015
Morocco12017
East Timor12017
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines12010
Nepal12017
Bangladesh12015
Tonga12013
Laos12014
Sudan02015
Equatorial Guinea02017
Indonesia02017
Nigeria02013
Botswana02016
Bhutan02017
Guatemala02018
Gabon02016
Samoa02016
Yemen02014
Honduras02017
Afghanistan02016
Haiti02018
Cote d'Ivoire02014
Djibouti02014
Angola02017
Solomon Islands02016
Kenya02014
Kiribati02013
Guinea-Bissau02015
Mauritania02017
Madagascar02014
Ghana02017
Comoros02012
Cambodia02014
Vanuatu02016
Benin02016
Mali02016
Rwanda02017
Congo, Republic of the02011
Gambia, The02015
Saint Lucia02009
Ethiopia02017
Congo, Democratic Republic of the02013
Cameroon02011
Uganda02015
Zambia02016
Zimbabwe02014
Swaziland02016
Guinea02016
Mozambique02017
Lesotho02010
Senegal02016
Burkina Faso02016
Central African Republic02015
Chad02016
Burundi02016
Niger02014
Papua New Guinea02010
Togo02015
Tanzania02014
Liberia02015
Sierra Leone02011
Somalia02014
Malawi02016