Practicing doctors number in Germany 1991-2015

Number of practicing doctors in Germany between 1991 and 2015 (per 1,000 population)

by Conor Stewart, last edited Sep 12, 2019
Practicing doctors number in Germany 1991-2015 In 2015, there were 4.1 practicing doctors per 1,000 population in Germany. Although this number has remained at the same level for three years, the number of practicing doctors has generally increased throughout the provided time period.  

Frequency of visiting physicians in Germany

Almost 40 percent of Germans say they visit a physician at least three times or more in a year, with a total of 81 percent consulting a physician at least once a year. As of 2018, there were 40 percent of individuals in Germany who were living with a long-standing limiting health condition or illness. This was higher than the share of those in other similar sized Western European countries such as Great Britain, Spain and France.

Other healthcare positions also increasing 

Across the same time period, the number of physicians in Germany has increased by almost 30 percent resulting in approximately 345 thousand employed physicians in 2016. Additionally, the number of practicing nurses in Germany has also increased by close to 30 percent between 2000 and 2016, to approximately 1.06 million nurses in 2016. 
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Number of practicing doctors in Germany between 1991 and 2015 (per 1,000 population)

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