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Latin America and Caribbean Compared by Health > Physicians > Per 1,000 people

DEFINITION: Physicians are defined as graduates of any facility or school of medicine who are working in the country in any medical field (practice, teaching, research).

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Cuba 5.91 per 1,000 people 2002
2 Saint Lucia 5.17 per 1,000 people 1999
3 Uruguay 3.65 per 1,000 people 2002
4 Argentina 3.01 per 1,000 people 1998
5 Brazil 2.06 per 1,000 people 2001
=6 Cayman Islands 1.94 per 1,000 people 1997
=6 Venezuela 1.94 per 1,000 people 2001
8 Dominican Republic 1.88 per 1,000 people 2000
9 Bermuda 1.77 per 1,000 people 1997
=10 Panama 1.5 per 1,000 people 2000
=10 Mexico 1.5 per 1,000 people 2003
12 Ecuador 1.48 per 1,000 people 2000
13 Colombia 1.35 per 1,000 people 2002
14 Costa Rica 1.32 per 1,000 people 2000
15 El Salvador 1.24 per 1,000 people 2002
16 Bolivia 1.22 per 1,000 people 2001
17 Barbados 1.21 per 1,000 people 1999
18 Saint Kitts and Nevis 1.19 per 1,000 people 1997
19 Peru 1.17 per 1,000 people 1999
20 Aruba 1.12 per 1,000 people 1995
21 Paraguay 1.11 per 1,000 people 2002
22 Chile 1.09 per 1,000 people 2003
=23 Belize 1.05 per 1,000 people 2000
=23 The Bahamas 1.05 per 1,000 people 1998
25 Guatemala 0.9 per 1,000 people 1999
26 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 0.87 per 1,000 people 1997
27 Jamaica 0.85 per 1,000 people 2003
28 Trinidad and Tobago 0.79 per 1,000 people 1997
29 Honduras 0.57 per 1,000 people 2000
=30 Dominica 0.5 per 1,000 people 1997
=30 Grenada 0.5 per 1,000 people 1997
32 Guyana 0.48 per 1,000 people 2000
33 Suriname 0.45 per 1,000 people 2000
34 Nicaragua 0.37 per 1,000 people 2003
35 Haiti 0.25 per 1,000 people 1998
36 Antigua and Barbuda 0.17 per 1,000 people 1999

Citation

"Countries Compared by Health > Physicians > Per 1,000 people. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", World Development Indicators database. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/group-stats/Latin-America-and-Caribbean/Health/Physicians/Per-1,000-people

Latin America and Caribbean Compared by Health > Physicians > Per 1,000 people

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Interesting observations about Health > Physicians > Per 1,000 people

  • 32 of the top 41 countries by physicians > per 1,000 people are European.
  • 28 of the top 49 countries by physicians > per 1,000 people are Cold countries'.
  • Cuba has ranked in the top 2 for physicians > per 1,000 people since 1995.
  • Belarus has ranked in the top 3 for physicians > per 1,000 people since 1996.
  • Italy has ranked in the top 3 for physicians > per 1,000 people since 2001.
  • 18 of the top 40 countries by physicians > per 1,000 people are NATO.
  • Azerbaijan ranked first for physicians > per 1,000 people amongst Non-religious countries in 2003.
  • Russia ranked first for physicians > per 1,000 people amongst Emerging markets in 2003.
  • Georgia has ranked in the top 4 for physicians > per 1,000 people since 2000.
  • Turkey ranked last for physicians > per 1,000 people amongst Potential Future EU Members in 2005.
  • Lithuania has ranked in the top 8 for physicians > per 1,000 people since 1985.
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