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Doctors per 1,000 people, 2019 - Country rankings:

The average for 2019 based on 4 countries was 2.23 doctors per 1,000 people.The highest value was in Israel: 3.29 doctors per 1,000 people and the lowest value was in India: 0.93 doctors per 1,000 people. The indicator is available from 1960 to 2020. 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, 2019 Global rank Available data
Israel 3.29 1 1996 - 2019
South Korea 2.46 2 1981 - 2019
China 2.24 3 1978 - 2019
India 0.93 4 1990 - 2019


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