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Doctors per 1,000 people, 2020:

The average for 2020 based on 27 countries was 3.56 doctors per 1,000 people. The highest value was in Austria: 5.35 doctors per 1,000 people and the lowest value was in Brazil: 2.05 doctors per 1,000 people. The indicator is available from 1960 to 2021. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: doctors per 1,000 people; Source: OECD
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Countries Doctors per 1,000 people, 2020 Global rank Available data
Austria 5.35 1 1960 - 2021
Norway 5.09 2 1970 - 2021
Spain 4.58 3 1980 - 2020
Lithuania 4.48 4 1992 - 2020
Germany 4.47 5 1991 - 2021
Switzerland 4.39 6 2003 - 2021
Iceland 4.32 7 1960 - 2021
Czechia 4.1 8 1970 - 2020
Italy 4 9 2000 - 2021
Australia 3.9 10 1961 - 2020
Netherlands 3.83 11 2014 - 2020
Estonia 3.48 12 1960 - 2020
Ireland 3.46 13 2011 - 2021
New Zealand 3.43 14 2000 - 2021
Latvia 3.34 15 1990 - 2020
Israel 3.31 16 1996 - 2020
Slovenia 3.3 17 1998 - 2020
Belgium 3.21 18 1960 - 2020
France 3.17 19 2000 - 2020
Hungary 3.14 20 1960 - 2021
UK 3.03 21 1960 - 2021
Canada 2.73 22 2000 - 2021
Japan 2.6 23 1960 - 2020
South Korea 2.51 24 1981 - 2020
Mexico 2.41 25 1990 - 2020
China 2.36 26 1978 - 2020
Brazil 2.05 27 1990 - 2021



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