Which Country Has the Most Nurses Compared to Doctor?

Nurse to Doctor Ratio (persons), 2014 or latest
Health Care | January 1, 2019
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Based on a comparison of 32 countries in 2014, Finland ranked the highest in nurse to doctor ratio with 4.70 persons followed by Japan and Denmark. On the other end of the scale was Colombia with 0.593 persons, Mexico with 1.21 persons and China with 1.22 persons.

Data for more countries are available at Nurse to Doctor Ratio indicator page.

Nurse to Doctor Ratio Unit 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Australia persons ... 3.41 3.27 ... 3.08 3.09 ...
Belgium persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 3.06 3.09 3.12 3.20 3.25 ... ...
Canada persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 3.78 ... ...
Denmark persons 4.30 4.45 4.46 4.44 4.50 ... ...
Finland persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 4.83 4.80 4.64 4.72 4.70 ... ...
Germany persons ... ... ... ... ... ... 3.30 3.31 3.26 3.21 3.18 ...
Iceland persons 4.08 4.18 4.04 4.22 4.25
Indonesia persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 3.08 ...
Japan persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 4.46 ... 4.56 ... 4.60 ... ...
Luxembourg persons ... ... ... 4.11 3.99 4.09 4.28
New Zealand persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 3.96 3.77 3.84 3.82 3.69
Norway persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 3.50 3.93 3.92 3.92 3.91 ...
Slovenia persons ... ... ... ... ... ... 3.28 3.33 3.37 3.34 3.21 ...
Switzerland persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 3.91 3.97 4.21 4.33 4.33 ...
United Kingdom persons ... ... ... ... ... ... 3.75 3.68 3.53 3.05 2.98