Physicians density in selected countries 2017

China's density of practising physicians as of 2017 came to 0.8 doctors per every one thousand of its population. As a comparison, the United States had 2.6 physicians while best ranked Greece had over six physicians per every thousand of its population.

Physicians density in selected countries as of 2017

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Source

Release date

November 2019

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2017

Special properties

practising physicians

Supplementary notes

Data are from 2017 or latest year available.
* Data refer to all doctors licensed to practice, resulting in a large over-estimation of the number of practising doctors (e.g. of around 30% in Portugal).
** Data include not only doctors providing direct care to patients but also those working in the health sector as managers, educators, researchers, etc. (adding another 5-10% of doctors).

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