Nurse to doctor ratio reached 3.39 persons in 2013 in Australia, according to World Bank / WHO. This is 9.96 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, nurse to doctor ratio in Australia reached an all time high of 5.59 persons in 1980 and an all time low of 3.08 persons in 2011. When compared to Australia's main peers, nurse to doctor ratio in Indonesia amounted to 3.67 persons and 3.55 persons in New Zealand in 2013.
Australia has been ranked 7th within the group of 26 countries we follow in terms of nurse to doctor ratio, 3 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.
Many nurses provide care within the ordering scope of physicians, and this traditional role has come to shape the historic public image of nurses as care providers.