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

The average for 2019 based on 19 countries was 3.89 doctors per 1,000 people.The highest value was in Austria: 5.32 doctors per 1,000 people and the lowest value was in the United Kingdom: 2.95 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
Austria 5.32 1 1960 - 2020
Norway 4.97 2 1970 - 2020
Lithuania 4.57 3 1992 - 2019
Spain 4.4 4 1980 - 2019
Germany 4.39 5 1991 - 2020
Switzerland 4.35 6 2003 - 2020
Russia 4.16 7 1985 - 2019
Czechia 4.07 8 1970 - 2019
Italy 4.05 9 2000 - 2020
Iceland 3.89 10 1960 - 2019
Netherlands 3.72 11 2014 - 2019
Hungary 3.49 12 1960 - 2019
Estonia 3.47 13 1960 - 2019
Ireland 3.32 14 2011 - 2020
Latvia 3.27 15 1990 - 2019
Slovenia 3.26 16 1998 - 2019
France 3.17 17 2000 - 2019
Belgium 3.16 18 1960 - 2019
UK 2.95 19 1960 - 2020


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