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People > Physicians density: Countries Compared

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.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Monaco 7.06 physicians/1,000 population 2011
2 Cuba 6.72 physicians/1,000 population 2010
3 Greece 6.04 physicians/1,000 population 2008
4 Niue 6 physicians/1,000 population 2008
5 San Marino 4.88 physicians/1,000 population 2011
6 Austria 4.86 physicians/1,000 population 2010
7 Russia 4.31 physicians/1,000 population 2006
8 Georgia 4.24 physicians/1,000 population 2011
=9 Norway 4.08 physicians/1,000 population 2008
=9 Switzerland 4.08 physicians/1,000 population 2010
11 Spain 3.96 physicians/1,000 population 2011
12 Netherlands 3.92 physicians/1,000 population 2007
13 Andorra 3.91 physicians/1,000 population 2009
14 Sweden 3.87 physicians/1,000 population 2009
15 Australia 3.85 physicians/1,000 population 2010
16 Kazakhstan 3.84 physicians/1,000 population 2011
17 Italy 3.8 physicians/1,000 population 2009
18 Belgium 3.78 physicians/1,000 population 2010
=19 Portugal 3.76 physicians/1,000 population 2009
=19 Bulgaria 3.76 physicians/1,000 population 2010
=19 Belarus 3.76 physicians/1,000 population 2011
22 Uruguay 3.74 physicians/1,000 population 2008
23 Czech Republic 3.71 physicians/1,000 population 2010
24 Germany 3.69 physicians/1,000 population 2010
=25 Moldova 3.64 physicians/1,000 population 2011
=25 Lithuania 3.64 physicians/1,000 population 2010
27 Lebanon 3.54 physicians/1,000 population 2009
28 Ukraine 3.52 physicians/1,000 population 2011
29 Iceland 3.46 physicians/1,000 population 2011
30 Denmark 3.42 physicians/1,000 population 2007
31 Hungary 3.41 physicians/1,000 population 2010
=32 France 3.38 physicians/1,000 population 2011
=32 Azerbaijan 3.38 physicians/1,000 population 2011
34 Estonia 3.34 physicians/1,000 population 2010
35 North Korea 3.29 physicians/1,000 population 2003
36 Malta 3.23 physicians/1,000 population 2011
37 Ireland 3.19 physicians/1,000 population 2008
38 Argentina 3.16 physicians/1,000 population 2004
39 Israel 3.11 physicians/1,000 population 2011
40 Slovakia 3 physicians/1,000 population 2007
41 Latvia 2.9 physicians/1,000 population 2010
42 Cook Islands 2.89 physicians/1,000 population 2009
43 Armenia 2.85 physicians/1,000 population 2011
44 Egypt 2.83 physicians/1,000 population 2009
45 The Bahamas 2.82 physicians/1,000 population 2008
46 Luxembourg 2.78 physicians/1,000 population 2011
47 United Kingdom 2.77 physicians/1,000 population 2011
=48 Qatar 2.76 physicians/1,000 population 2006
=48 Mongolia 2.76 physicians/1,000 population 2008
50 Cyprus 2.75 physicians/1,000 population 2010
=51 Finland 2.74 physicians/1,000 population 2008
=51 New Zealand 2.74 physicians/1,000 population 2010
53 Croatia 2.72 physicians/1,000 population 2010
54 Republic of Macedonia 2.62 physicians/1,000 population 2009
55 Jordan 2.56 physicians/1,000 population 2010
=56 Uzbekistan 2.54 physicians/1,000 population 2010
=56 Slovenia 2.54 physicians/1,000 population 2010
58 Kyrgyzstan 2.47 physicians/1,000 population 2011
59 Turkmenistan 2.44 physicians/1,000 population 2007
60 United States 2.42 physicians/1,000 population 2009
61 Romania 2.39 physicians/1,000 population 2010
62 Japan 2.14 physicians/1,000 population 2008
63 Serbia 2.11 physicians/1,000 population 2009
=64 Canada 2.07 physicians/1,000 population 2010
=64 Poland 2.07 physicians/1,000 population 2010
66 Oman 2.05 physicians/1,000 population 2010
67 Montenegro 2.03 physicians/1,000 population 2010
68 South Korea 2.02 physicians/1,000 population 2010
69 Mexico 1.96 physicians/1,000 population 2009
70 Venezuela 1.94 physicians/1,000 population 2001
71 United Arab Emirates 1.93 physicians/1,000 population 2007
72 Singapore 1.92 physicians/1,000 population 2010
=73 Tajikistan 1.9 physicians/1,000 population 2011
=73 Libya 1.9 physicians/1,000 population 2009
75 Dominican Republic 1.88 physicians/1,000 population 2000
76 Barbados 1.81 physicians/1,000 population 2005
77 Kuwait 1.79 physicians/1,000 population 2009
78 Brazil 1.76 physicians/1,000 population 2008
79 Turkey 1.71 physicians/1,000 population 2011
=80 Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.69 physicians/1,000 population 2010
=80 Ecuador 1.69 physicians/1,000 population 2009
=82 El Salvador 1.6 physicians/1,000 population 2008
=82 Maldives 1.6 physicians/1,000 population 2007
84 Dominica 1.59 physicians/1,000 population 2001
85 Seychelles 1.51 physicians/1,000 population 2004
=86 Panama 1.5 physicians/1,000 population 2000
=86 Syria 1.5 physicians/1,000 population 2008
88 Bahrain 1.49 physicians/1,000 population 2010
89 Colombia 1.47 physicians/1,000 population 2010
90 China 1.46 physicians/1,000 population 2010
91 Palau 1.38 physicians/1,000 population 2010
92 Brunei 1.36 physicians/1,000 population 2010
93 Costa Rica 1.32 physicians/1,000 population 2000
=94 Bolivia 1.22 physicians/1,000 population 2001
=94 Vietnam 1.22 physicians/1,000 population 2008
=94 Tunisia 1.22 physicians/1,000 population 2010
97 Algeria 1.21 physicians/1,000 population 2007
98 Malaysia 1.2 physicians/1,000 population 2010
99 Trinidad and Tobago 1.18 physicians/1,000 population 2007
100 Saint Kitts and Nevis 1.17 physicians/1,000 population 2001
101 Philippines 1.15 physicians/1,000 population 2004
=102 Paraguay 1.11 physicians/1,000 population 2002
=102 Albania 1.11 physicians/1,000 population 2011
104 Tuvalu 1.09 physicians/1,000 population 2009
105 Mauritius 1.06 physicians/1,000 population 2004
106 Chile 1.03 physicians/1,000 population 2009
107 Saudi Arabia 0.94 physicians/1,000 population 2008
108 Guatemala 0.93 physicians/1,000 population 2009
109 Peru 0.92 physicians/1,000 population 2009
110 Suriname 0.91 physicians/1,000 population 2004
111 Iran 0.89 physicians/1,000 population 2005
112 Belize 0.83 physicians/1,000 population 2009
113 Pakistan 0.81 physicians/1,000 population 2009
114 South Africa 0.76 physicians/1,000 population 2011
115 Nauru 0.71 physicians/1,000 population 2010
116 Grenada 0.66 physicians/1,000 population 2006
117 India 0.65 physicians/1,000 population 2009
118 Morocco 0.62 physicians/1,000 population 2009
119 Iraq 0.61 physicians/1,000 population 2010
120 Tonga 0.56 physicians/1,000 population 2010
121 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 0.53 physicians/1,000 population 2001
122 Burma 0.5 physicians/1,000 population 2010
=123 Sao Tome and Principe 0.49 physicians/1,000 population 2004
=123 Sri Lanka 0.49 physicians/1,000 population 2006
125 Samoa 0.48 physicians/1,000 population 2008
126 Saint Lucia 0.47 physicians/1,000 population 2002
127 Marshall Islands 0.44 physicians/1,000 population 2010
128 Fiji 0.43 physicians/1,000 population 2009
129 Jamaica 0.41 physicians/1,000 population 2008
130 Nigeria 0.4 physicians/1,000 population 2008
131 Kiribati 0.38 physicians/1,000 population 2010
=132 Nicaragua 0.37 physicians/1,000 population 2003
=132 Honduras 0.37 physicians/1,000 population 2005
=132 Namibia 0.37 physicians/1,000 population 2007
135 Bangladesh 0.36 physicians/1,000 population 2011
136 Botswana 0.34 physicians/1,000 population 2006
=137 Thailand 0.3 physicians/1,000 population 2004
=137 Cape Verde 0.3 physicians/1,000 population 2010
=137 Equatorial Guinea 0.3 physicians/1,000 population 2004
140 Gabon 0.29 physicians/1,000 population 2004
141 Sudan 0.28 physicians/1,000 population 2008
142 Haiti 0.25 physicians/1,000 population 1998
=143 Cambodia 0.23 physicians/1,000 population 2008
=143 Djibouti 0.23 physicians/1,000 population 2006
145 Solomon Islands 0.22 physicians/1,000 population 2009
=146 Nepal 0.21 physicians/1,000 population 2004
=146 Guyana 0.21 physicians/1,000 population 2010
=148 Indonesia 0.2 physicians/1,000 population 2012
=148 Yemen 0.2 physicians/1,000 population 2010
=150 Afghanistan 0.19 physicians/1,000 population 2010
=150 Laos 0.19 physicians/1,000 population 2009
=152 Kenya 0.18 physicians/1,000 population 2011
=152 Federated States of Micronesia 0.18 physicians/1,000 population 2009
=154 Swaziland 0.17 physicians/1,000 population 2009
=154 Angola 0.17 physicians/1,000 population 2009
=154 Antigua and Barbuda 0.17 physicians/1,000 population 1999
157 Madagascar 0.16 physicians/1,000 population 2007
158 Comoros 0.15 physicians/1,000 population 2004
159 Cote d'Ivoire 0.14 physicians/1,000 population 2008
160 Mauritania 0.13 physicians/1,000 population 2009
=161 Vanuatu 0.12 physicians/1,000 population 2008
=161 Uganda 0.12 physicians/1,000 population 2005
=163 The Gambia 0.11 physicians/1,000 population 2008
=163 Democratic Republic of the Congo 0.11 physicians/1,000 population 2004
=165 East Timor 0.1 physicians/1,000 population 2004
=165 Congo, Republic of the 0.1 physicians/1,000 population 2007
=165 Guinea 0.1 physicians/1,000 population 2005
168 Ghana 0.09 physicians/1,000 population 2009
=169 Cameroon 0.08 physicians/1,000 population 2009
=169 Mali 0.08 physicians/1,000 population 2010
=171 Guinea-Bissau 0.07 physicians/1,000 population 2009
=171 Bhutan 0.07 physicians/1,000 population 2008
=171 Zambia 0.07 physicians/1,000 population 2010
=174 Rwanda 0.06 physicians/1,000 population 2010
=174 Senegal 0.06 physicians/1,000 population 2008
=174 Zimbabwe 0.06 physicians/1,000 population 2009
=174 Benin 0.06 physicians/1,000 population 2008
=178 Burkina Faso 0.05 physicians/1,000 population 2010
=178 Central African Republic 0.05 physicians/1,000 population 2009
=178 Papua New Guinea 0.05 physicians/1,000 population 2008
=178 Lesotho 0.05 physicians/1,000 population 2003
=178 Eritrea 0.05 physicians/1,000 population 2004
=178 Togo 0.05 physicians/1,000 population 2008
=184 Somalia 0.04 physicians/1,000 population 2006
=184 Chad 0.04 physicians/1,000 population 2006
=186 Ethiopia 0.03 physicians/1,000 population 2009
=186 Mozambique 0.03 physicians/1,000 population 2008
=186 Burundi 0.03 physicians/1,000 population 2004
=189 Malawi 0.02 physicians/1,000 population 2008
=189 Sierra Leone 0.02 physicians/1,000 population 2010
=189 Niger 0.02 physicians/1,000 population 2008
=192 Liberia 0.01 physicians/1,000 population 2008
=192 Tanzania 0.01 physicians/1,000 population 2006

Citation

"Countries Compared by People > Physicians density. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", CIA World Factbooks 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/People/Physicians-density

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Interesting observations about People > Physicians density

  • 104 of the top 193 countries by physicians density are Hot countries.
  • Monaco has had the highest physicians density since 1995.
  • San Marino has ranked in the top 2 for physicians density since 1990.
  • Dominica has ranked in the top 2 for physicians density since 1997.
  • Niue has ranked in the top 2 for physicians density since 2006.
  • Austria has ranked in the top 2 for physicians density since 2009.
  • Georgia has ranked in the top 3 for physicians density since 2007.
  • Sweden has ranked in the top 4 for physicians density since 2006.
  • Switzerland has ranked in the top 3 for physicians density since 2009.
  • Kazakhstan has ranked in the top 5 for physicians density since 2007.
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