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

The average for 2019 based on 30 countries was 3.37 doctors per 1,000 people.The highest value was in Austria: 5.32 doctors per 1,000 people and the lowest value was in South Africa: 0.79 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
Australia 3.83 11 1961 - 2019
Netherlands 3.72 12 2014 - 2019
Hungary 3.49 13 1960 - 2019
Estonia 3.47 14 1960 - 2019
New Zealand 3.38 15 2000 - 2020
Ireland 3.32 16 2011 - 2020
Israel 3.29 17 1996 - 2019
Latvia 3.27 18 1990 - 2019
Slovenia 3.26 19 1998 - 2019
France 3.17 20 2000 - 2019
Belgium 3.16 21 1960 - 2019
UK 2.95 22 1960 - 2020
Canada 2.74 23 2000 - 2020
USA 2.64 24 1993 - 2019
South Korea 2.46 25 1981 - 2019
Mexico 2.44 26 1990 - 2019
Brazil 2.32 27 1990 - 2019
China 2.24 28 1978 - 2019
India 0.93 29 1990 - 2019
South Africa 0.79 30 2004 - 2019


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