South Africa - Density of Practising Physicians

Since 2014, South Africa Density of Practising Physicians grew 1.3% year on year. In 2019, the country was ranked number 34 among other countries in Density of Practising Physicians at 0.81 Units (Health Professionnals) Per Thousand Persons. South Africa is overtaken by China, which was number 33 at 2.08 Units (Health Professionnals) Per Thousand Persons and is followed by India at 0.8 Units (Health Professionnals) Per Thousand Persons. Austria ranked the highest with 5.3 Units (Health Professionnals) Per Thousand Persons in 2019, that is +1.2% versus 2018. Norway, Lithuania and Switzerland respectively ranked number 2, 3 and 4 in this ranking. China witnessed the best average annual growth at +4% per year, while Russia witnessed the worst performance at -1.2% per year.

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Date Units (Health Professionnals) Per Thousand Persons
2019 0.81
2018 0.80
2017 0.79
2016 0.79
2015 0.79
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How does South Africa rank in Density of Practising Physicians?

# 35 Countries Units (Health Professionnals) Per Thousand Persons Last YoY 5‑years CAGR
1 #1
Austria
5 2019 +1.1 % +1.0 % View data
2 #2
Norway
5 2019 +0.8 % +1.9 % View data
33 #33
China
2 2019 +2.5 % +4.0 % View data
34 #34
South Africa
1 2019 +1.3 % +1.3 % View data
35 #35
India
1 2019 +1.3 % +1.9 % View data
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