China: Doctors per 1,000 people

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 China

Doctors per 1,000 people

 Latest value 2.36
 Year 2020
 Measure doctors per 1,000 people
 Data availability 1978 - 2020
 Average 1.39
 Min - Max 0.63 - 2.36
 Source OECD
For that indicator, we provide data for China from 1978 to 2020. The average value for China during that period was 1.39 doctors per 1,000 people with a minimum of 0.63 doctors per 1,000 people in 1978 and a maximum of 2.36 doctors per 1,000 people in 2020. The latest value from 2020 is 2.36 doctors per 1,000 people. For comparison, the world average in 2020 based on 27 countries is 3.56 doctors per 1,000 people. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Recent values chart
China - Doctors per 1,000 people - Recent values chart

Historical chart
China - Doctors per 1,000 people - historical chart - 1978-2020




Definition: The number of practicing physicians per 1,000 residents of the country.

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