Indicator full name: Number of generalist medical practitioners, per 100 000 population
Unit: health professionals per 100 000 population
- Country/Area (COUNTRY/AREA)
- Supranational group of countries (COUNTRY_GRP)
- Sex (SEX)
- Year of measure (YEAR)
Years data is available: 1980—2014
Last updated: 16 June 2016
- San Marino
- Members of the European Union
The WHO Europe Child and Adolescent Health Database (CAHD) provides a set of statistics based on indicators related to the health and well-being of children and adolescents. The statistics were collated from a variety of databases as a joint effort between WHO program divisions and collaborating centres and partners. The database was constructed for the purpose of supporting the Child and Adolescent Health and Development Strategy (2015), providing the relevant information for monitoring progress on child and adolescent health indicators in the 53 member states of the WHO European Region.
Generalist medical practitioners (ISCO-08 code: 2211, http://www.ilo.org/public/english/bureau/stat/isco/isco08/index.htm) do not limit their practice to certain disease categories or methods of treatment, and may assume responsibility for the provision of continuing and comprehensive medical care to individuals, families and communities. In this definition, the following inclusion criteria apply: General practitioners, District medical doctors, therapists, Family medical practitioners, Primary health care physicians, Medical doctors (general), Medical officers (general), Medical interns or residents specializing in general practice or without any area of specialization yet. The following exclusion criteria apply: Paediatricians, Obstetricians and gynaecologists, Specialist physicians (internal medicine), Psychiatrists, Clinical officers, Feldschers. Please note that medical interns and residents who have completed a basic medical university education and are undertaking postgraduate clinical training are included here, if they are specialising in general practice or if they have not chosen their area of specialisation yet. Although in some countries ‘general practice’ and 'family medicine' may be considered as medical specialisations, these occupations should always be classified here. Note: The number should be at the end of the calendar year.
For further information, please refer to http://www.euro.who.int/en/data-and-evidence/databases/european-database-on-human-and-technical-resources-for-health-hlthres-db.