• Medical graduates, per 10 000 population Medical graduates, per 10 000 population (Line chart)
  • Medical graduates, per 10 000 Medical graduates, per 10 000 (Boxplot chart)
Data set notes
European database on human and technical resources for health

Indicators: 125
Updated: 22 November 2023

HlthRes-DB provides a wide range of statistics on human and technical resources for health and offers data on non-monetary health care resources collected through the joint work of the Statistical Office of the European Union (Eurostat), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and WHO/Europe

Human resources indicators: Indicators include the number and density of a wide range of health personnel (such as physicians, nurses, midwives, dentists, pharmacists and health care assistants), according to three different concepts (those practising, professionally active and licensed to practice). Information on employment in hospitals and numbers of medical and other graduates is also available. It is currently available in English and Russian.

Technical resources data: Data include the number and density of hospitals and hospital beds, stratified by ownership of facility (public, non-profit-making private and for-profit private), in addition to the number of beds for long-term care.

HlthRes-DB also contains indicators on the availability of the following medical equipment: computed tomography (CT) scanners, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) units, positron emission tomography (PET) scanners, gamma cameras, digital subtraction angiography units, mammographs, radiation therapy equipment and lithotriptors.

Information before 2011 is not verified.

The 2022 Revision of UN World Population Prospects was used for estimates.
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Medical graduates, per 10 000 population Indicator code: grad.phys.rate This indicator shares the definition with the parent indicator "Medical graduates, total number". Number of students who have graduated in medicine from medical faculties or similar institutions, i.e., who have completed basic medical education in a given year. Exclusion - Graduates in pharmacy, dentistry / stomatology, public health and epidemiology - Individuals who have completed post-graduate studies or training in medicine Note: In the European Union, a Directive has defined basic medical training as comprising a total of at least six years of study or 5,500 hours of theoretical and practical training provided by, or under the supervision of, a university (article 24, Directive 2005/36/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council).
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