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Doctors per 1,000 people, 2020:

The average for 2020 based on 4 countries was 2.7 doctors per 1,000 people. The highest value was in Israel: 3.31 doctors per 1,000 people and the lowest value was in China: 2.36 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
Israel 3.31 1 1996 - 2020
Japan 2.6 2 1960 - 2020
South Korea 2.51 3 1981 - 2020
China 2.36 4 1978 - 2020



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