South Africa - Total Doctors

Since 2014, South Africa Total Doctors was up 1.3% year on year. At 0.81 Units (Health Professionnals) Per Thousand Persons in 2019, the country was number 34 among other countries in Total Doctors. South Africa is overtaken by Turkey, which was ranked number 33 with 1.92 Units (Health Professionnals) Per Thousand Persons and is followed by India with 0.8 Units (Health Professionnals) Per Thousand Persons. Austria ranked the highest with 5.3 Units (Health Professionnals) Per Thousand Persons in 2019, an increase of 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 recorded 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 Total Doctors?

# 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
Turkey
2 2019 +1.6 % +1.8 % 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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