Which Country Has the Most Physicians per Population?

Physicians (Per 1,000 People) (persons), 2016 or latest
Health Care | May 17, 2019
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Based on a comparison of 108 countries in 2016, Cuba ranked the highest in physicians per 1,000 people with 7.52 persons followed by Monaco and Greece. On the other end of the scale was Tanzania with 0.022 persons, Somalia with 0.029 persons and Rwanda with 0.064 persons.

Data for more countries are available at Physicians (Per 1,000 People) indicator page.

Physicians (Per 1,000 People) Unit 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Austria persons ... ... ... ... 4.78 4.82 4.88 4.98 5.06
Belarus persons 3.51 3.79 3.87 3.93 4.07 ... ...
Bulgaria persons ... ... ... ... 3.78 3.86 3.92 3.98 4.00 ... ...
Cuba persons 6.77 6.94 7.24 7.37 7.52 ... ...
Georgia persons ... ... 4.29 4.38 4.41 4.48 4.78 ... ...
Germany persons ... ... ... 3.78 3.87 3.94 4.04 4.13 ...
Greece persons ... ... ... ... ... 6.20 6.23 6.23 6.23 6.26 ... ...
Italy persons ... ... 3.49 4.09 3.86 3.93 3.95
Lithuania persons ... ... ... ... 3.92 4.04 4.18 4.27 4.33 ...
Monaco persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 6.72 6.79 6.66 6.65 ... ...
Norway persons ... ... 4.11 4.19 4.23 4.30 4.42 ...
Portugal persons 3.84 3.98 4.10 4.26 4.43 ... ...
Russia persons ... ... ... 5.00 4.24 4.03 4.02 4.16 ...
Sweden persons ... ... 3.89 3.96 4.04 4.12 4.19 ... ...
Switzerland persons ... ... ... ... ... ... 3.81 3.83 3.90 4.03 4.11