Nurse to doctor ratio reached 4.60 persons in 2012 in Japan, according to World Bank / WHO. This is 0.855 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, nurse to doctor ratio in Japan reached an all time high of 4.60 persons in 2012 and an all time low of 4.27 persons in 2002. When compared to Japan's main peers, nurse to doctor ratio in China amounted to 1.17 persons, 1.52 persons in Russia and 2.33 persons in South Korea in 2012.
Japan has been ranked 2nd within the group of 32 countries we follow in terms of nurse to doctor ratio, 1 places above 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.