Number of healthcare physicians in Turkey 2009-2017

In 2017, there were almost 150 thousand healthcare physicians employed in Turkey. Since 2009 this number has climbed year-on-year from less than 119 thousand physicians at the start of the provided time interval. As a ratio, this results in an average of 539 citizens to each physician in Turkey in 2017.  

Increases in other health areas in Turkey

Alongside this rise in physicians, the total number of employees in the Turkish health and social industry reached 1.18 million in 2017, almost double the number of employees in 2009. Additionally, there were over 1.5 thousand inpatient medical institutions, again a figure which has generally risen in the preceding decade.

Interactions with the health system in Turkey

In a survey of Turkish individuals in 2018, it was found that 31 percent of respondents consult with a healthcare physician three time or more in a year. While overall, over 70 percent visit a physician at least once a year. Additionally, 46 percent of those surveyed rated the healthcare in Turkey as good, compared to 16 percent who rated it as poor. 

Number of healthcare physicians employed in Turkey from 2009 to 2017

Number of physicans
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Release date

May 2019



Survey time period

2009 to 2017

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