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European database on human and technical resources for health

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Indicator notes
Other specialists not elsewhere classified, total number
Indicator code: ph_spec.spec.other
Inclusion
- Community medicine (including hygiene, epidemiology and assessment medicine)
- Other specialists not elsewhere classified
- Medical interns or residents training in these other specialties
Note: The number should be at the end of the calendar year.
Country notes
Armenia
Source of data: Republican Research and Information Health Centre and the National Statistic Service of the Republic of Armenia, Report form of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Armenia ? 17 “Health employment”, http://healthinfo.am/Statistical%20Report.htm, Statistical book, Armenia, English version (zip) 2009.
Reference period: 31 December.
Deviation from the definition: Data on interns and residents are included in the category “Other specialties not elsewhere classified”. The category also includes pathologists, toxicologists, physician assistants, physician-hygienist, epidemiologists, virologists, parasitologists, reflexologist and medical statisticians.
Austria
Source of data: Osterreichische Arztekammer - Vollerhebung / Austrian Medical Chamber - total of members.
Reference period: December/January (reference day varies).
Coverage:
- includes: Anatomy, Histology and Embryology, Neurobiology, Neuropathology, Pathophysiology, Physiology, Theoretical Medicine.
- Excludes interns ("Turnusarzte").
Deviation from definition:
- Medical interns/residents cannot be separated by specialisation or progress of training.
Azerbaijan
Data not available.
Belarus
Note: No data available.
Belgium
Data not available.
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Source: Public Health Institute of FB&H - Annual report health personnel with university degree by specialization and sex in FB&H Public Health Institute of Republica Srpska - Annual report health personnel with university degree by specialization and sex in Republica Srpska
Bulgaria
Source of data: National Statistical Institute, Exhaustive annual survey
Reference period: 31st December
Coverage: All other physicians (head counts) who worked on a basic labour contract in outpatient and inpatient establishments, as well as those who practice in other heath establishments - centres for emergency medical care, centres for transfusion haematology, homes for medical and social care for children, Hygiene-epidemiological inspections and others. Residents are included (data refer to the speciality that has been practised).
Estimation method: Data on medical specialists refer to the speciality that is practiced.
Break in time series: For the 2007 reference year the survey methodology was changed in order to improve the data comparability (because of a new Ordinance on an acquisition of specialty in the health care system issued in the end of 2006 by the Ministry of Health and the Eurostat’s questionnaire on non-expenditure health care data methodology requirements the list of medical specialties included in the exhaustive survey carried out by the BNSI is changed).
Inclusion: 2002 – 2003 data: , Physiotherapy and rehabilitative medicine, Sports medicine, Community medicine and health management, , Other medical specialities. All data are revised according to the requirements and all physicians with occupational medicine and Emergency medicine specialties are excluded. 2004 – 2006 data: Physiotherapy and rehabilitative medicine, Sports medicine, Community medicine and health management, Health economics, Radiobiology, , Other medical specialities. All data are revised according to the requirements and all physicians with occupational medicine and Emergency medicine specialty specialties are excluded. 2007 – 2013 data: Physiotherapy and rehabilitative medicine, Sports medicine, Community medicine and health management, Health economics, Radiobiology, , Other medical specialities. All data are revised according to the requirements and al physicians with occupational medicine and Emergency medicine specialty specialties are excluded.
Croatia
Source: Croatian National Institute of Public Health, Health Manpower Register
Break in time series: 2009. From 2009. included are: school medicine, social medicine, public health, epidemiology, marine medicine, sports medicine, medical ecology, clinical pharmacology with toxicology
Cyprus
Source of data: Statistical Service of Cyprus, Health and Hospital Statistics. For the years 1985, 1987, 1995 and 2000 figures were obtained from the Census of Doctors, Dentists and Clinics.
Reference period: 31st December.
Czechia
Data not available.
Denmark
Data not available.
Estonia
Source of data: Annual reports, National Institute for Health Development.
Reference period:
- 1980-2012: 31st of December.
- Since 2013: November.
Coverage:
- The category “Other specialists n.e.c.” presents practising physicians. Includes a number of specialists: clinical laboratory physicians and geneticists.
- Medical staff working in research or other areas is not included. The military area has been included since 2010.
Break in time series: 2005 and 2013.
- Until 2004, the number of practising physicians was based on their last or main educational qualification.
- From 2005, the head count distribution is made according to their main occupational activity.
- The data collection methodology was changed in 2013. Aggregated data collection was replaced with data collection on a personal basis. From 2013, the predominant (main) area of practice is based on an occupation with the highest workload.
Finland
1) Until 2009
Source of data: Finnish Medical Association. Register of the Finnish Medical Association which is updated by a yearly survey covering all physicians licensed to practice in Finland who are not retired.
Reference period: Mid-March.
Deviation from the definition: Data refer to 'professionally active' physicians. The specialty is according to the last specialty acquired.
Coverage: Includes physicians specialised in sports medicine, public health and occupational health not working in primary care. 2) 2010
Source of data: Finnish Medical Association. Data from a survey: "Physicians’ Working Conditions and Health” 2010 survey.
Reference period: End of year.
Coverage: Survey for 7,000 physicians, response rate 54%. The data were weighted according to sex, age group and specialisation to represent all physicians under 70 years old who are licensed to practice and living in Finland. These data concern professionally active physicians under 65 years old. Specialist physicians are classified according to their last specialty. Unspecialised physicians not working in primary care and physicians currently specialising are classified as “Medical doctors not further defined”.
Deviation from the definition: Data refer to professionally active physicians. 3) 2011
Source of data: Finnish Medical Association. Data from a survey: "Finnish Medical Association Labour Market Survey 2012”.
Reference period: March 2012.
Coverage: The survey population consisted of physicians aged under 70, resident in Finland and having a registered e-mail address in the Finnish Medical Association’s register. The survey was carried out electronically in March 2012. An e-mail invitation was sent to 18701 physicians. A total of 5660 physicians responded. The data were weighted according to sex, age group and specialisation to represent all physicians under 70 years old who are licensed to practice and living in Finland. These data concern professionally active physicians under 65 years old. All physicians working in primary care are classified as GP’s regardless of their specialty. The remaining specialist physicians are classified according to their last specialty. The unspecialised physicians not working in primary care and the physicians currently specialising are classified as “Medical doctors not further defined”.
Deviation from the definition: Data refer to professionally active physicians. 4) 2012
Source of data: Finnish Medical Association. Data from a survey: "Finnish Medical Association Labour Market Survey 2013”.
Reference period: March 2013.
Coverage: The survey population consisted of physicians aged under 70 years old, resident in Finland and having a registered e-mail address in the Finnish Medical Association’s register. The survey was carried out electronically in March 2013.An e-mail invitation was sent to 19 212 physicians. A total of 5 076 physicians responded. The data were weighted according to sex, age group and specialisation to represent all physicians under 70 years old who are licensed to practice and living in Finland. These data concern professionally active physicians under 65 years old. All physicians working in primary care are classified as GP’s regardless of their specialty. The remaining specialist physicians are classified according to their last specialty. The unspecialised physicians not working in primary care and the physicians currently specialising are classified as “Medical doctors not further defined”.
Deviation from the definition: Data refer to professionally active physicians.
France
Source of data: Ministere du Travail, de l’Emploi et de la Sante - Direction de la Recherche, des Etudes, de l'Evaluation et des Statistiques (DREES), Sous-Direction de l'Observation de la Sante et de l'Assurance maladie, Bureau des Professions de sante.
- Until 2010 (01/01/2011): Repertoire ADELI (DREES).
- From 2011 (01/01/2012): RPPS (Repertoire partage des professionnels de sante), ASIP-SANTE RPPS.
Reference period: 31st December.
Coverage:
- Data refer to active physicians.
- Data refer to metropolitan France and D.O.M. (overseas departments).
- Data include physicians working in physical medicine and rehabilitation, and medical research.
- Interns and residents are not included.
Deviation from the definition:
- The data refer to active physicians.
- Interns and residents are not included.
Break in time series:
- In 2009 (01/01/2010), there is a break in the series for physicians because of a change in the statistical methodology.
- In 2011 (01/01/2012), there is a second break in the series, because of the change in the data source (RPPS since 2011).
Note: The new source (RPPS) makes it possible to give the number of other practising specialists: 1879 in 2011 (compared with 1940 other active specialists in 2011).
Georgia
Source of data: Data are based on annual statistical reports collected from health establishments to the Ministry of Health and include both, public and private sectors and also facilities working under other Ministries, such as Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Internal Affairs, Ministry of Defence.
Reference period: 31 December 2012
Coverage: The provided data cover all regions except separatist regions, Abkhazia and South Osetia. Data for those two regions are unavailable.
Break in time series:
- 2012: In 2012 the Ministry of health revised the list of physician’s specialties, which led to different grouping of doctors and the data collection tool for Human Resources for Health has been essentially changed.
Note: The number of other specialists includes the numbers of doctors providing emergency care, para doctors, interns (up to 2000). Afterward “interns” was replaced with the category “student-residents”, which is included.
Germany
Source of data: German Medical Association, Medical practitioner statistics; special calculation by the Federal Statistical Office on base of data from the German Medical Association, http://www.gbe-bund.de or http://www.baek.de.
Reference period: 31st December.
Coverage:
- Data contain the number of specialists who are actively practising medicine in public and private institutions and provide services directly to patients (head-count data).
- Includes practising physicians with all specialties not elsewhere classified (e.g. biochemistry, physiology, sports medicine).
Greece
Source of data: Hygiene Divisions and Sections attached to prefectures, Athens Medical Association and Pireas Medical Association. Annual Doctors and Dentists survey, http://www.statistics.gr/portal/page/portal/ESYE/PAGE-themes?p_param=A2103.
Reference period: 31st December.
Deviation from the definition: Data refer to professionally active physicians. Unemployed physicians are included.
Hungary
Data not available.
Iceland
Source of data:
- 2003 and onwards: The Directorate of Health, The Register of Physicians.
- Until 2002: The Directorate of Health. Data from inpatient care institutions, health centres and The State Social Security Institute.
Reference period: 31st December.
Coverage:
- Head count data.
- Includes those physicians who are 70 years old or younger with permanent residence and registered domicile in Iceland (Icelanders or foreigners).
- Excludes retired professionals and professionals working abroad.
- May include a very small number of non-practising physicians.
- Physicians in training are not included (unless they already have another specialisation) as data are based on The Register of physicians, and only those who have gained the respected specialty are registered.
- In cases where a physician has more than one specialty, the counted specialisation is the newest specialty. Should two specialities be registered on the same day, the one that is more specialised is included.
Ireland
Source of data: Medical Council of Ireland and Health Service Executive.
Reference period: Data refer to 31st December.
Coverage:
- Data come from the registration statistics of the Medical Council of Ireland and include physicians registered by the Medical Council of Ireland who have entered and maintained their name as fully registered doctors in the Register of Medical Practitioners Specialist Division. The registered specialty does not necessarily equal the area of current practice. Data on trainees are included from 2011 and refer to the number of non-consultant hospital doctor posts, and is obtained from the Health Service Executive.
- Up to 2013 physicians with more than one specialty are counted within each specialty separately as data refer to the total number of doctors and not the total number of specialties. Therefore, a small number of physicians may be counted twice as it is not possible to extract them individually. For this reason, the sum of specialist groups does not equal the total specialist medical practitioners.
Deviation from the definition: Data refer to physicians licensed to practice up to 2013. From 2014, the data refer to the professionally active concept.
Break in time series:
- From 2011, includes data on trainees by specialty, refers to the number of non-consultant hospital doctor posts, and is obtained from the Health Service Executive.
- In 2013, only the specialty which is the physician’s main area of work is included.
- From 2014, data include only those doctors who declared themselves as active, and had worked in Ireland in the previous 12 months, ie professionally active. Only the most recent specialism was counted for doctors with more than one specialty. Data relates to the specialty registered which may be different to the area of practice.
Israel
Source of data: The data are based on the Physician License Registry maintained by the Medical Professions Division and the Health Information Division in the Ministry of Health, for which the demographic information is periodically updated from the Population Registry at the Ministry of Interior. The source of residents' data is the Israeli Medical Association.
Reference period: End of the year.
Coverage:
- Data are for the number of professionally active physicians.
- Includes specialists in medical administration, public health, physical medicine and rehabilitation and occupational medicine and residents in these specialties at the end of the year.
Deviation from the definition: Data refer to professionally active physicians.
Note: The statistical data for Israel are supplied by and under the responsibility of the relevant Israeli authorities. The use of such data by the OECD is without prejudice to the status of the Golan Heights, East Jerusalem and Israeli settlements in the West Bank under the terms of international law.
Italy
Data not applicable.
Kazakhstan
Data not available.
Latvia
Source of data: Health Inspectorate of Latvia; Medical Persons' Register.
Reference period: 31 December
Coverage: Interns and residents are included.
Lithuania
Source of data: Health Information Centre of Institute of Hygiene, data of entire annual survey of health establishments. Report “Health Statistics of Lithuania”, available from http://sic.hi.lt/html/en/hsl.htm. Predominant area of practice is used as criterion to classify physicians by categories.
Reference period: 31st December.
Coverage: Data includes laboratory physicians, genetics physicians, physiology physicians. Up to 2010 residents are excluded. Since 2011 residents are included in respective category of physicians.
Break in time series:
- 2011: Since year 2011, interns and residents are included in the respective category of physicians by specialities. In year 2010 and earlier, interns and residents were included in the category Medical doctors not further defined.
Luxembourg
Source of data: Direction de la Sante - Service des statistiques. Register of doctors and health professionals. Reference period: 31st December.
Coverage: Practising physicians.
Deviation from the definition: Luxembourg includes the specialty “stomatology” and “dental, oral and maxillofacial surgery” in the category of “Other specialists not elsewhere classified”. (See “Directive 2005/36/CE du Parlement europeen et du Conseil du 7 septembre 2005”, annexe V, L 255/106 and L 255/109).
Malta
Data not available.
Montenegro
Source of data: The source for all data submitted is the Institute of Public Health. Some additional information can be found in Health Statistical Yearbooks available at http://www.ijzcg.me/
Reference period: December 31st.
Coverage: Only data from the public sector.
Deviation from the definition: Includes also specialists of social medicine and sports medicine.
Netherlands
Source of data:
- Data for professionally active and licensed physicians based on BIG register (register of (para)medical professions) and SSB database (micro-integrated database of Statistics Netherlands with data from the municipal register, tax register, social security, and business register). Doctors in training: RGS (Registratiecommissie Geneeskundig Specialisten: Registration committee medical specialists). Until 2009: KNMG (Royal Dutch Society for the Advancement of Medicine).
Deviation from the definition: Data refer to professionally active physicians.
Coverage: Categories included in The Netherlands: occupational medicine, insurance health, community health, clinical chemistry (formerly a specialty), rehabilitative care, nursing home physicians, and physicians for the mentally handicapped. Physicians with specialties like forensic medicine which require additional education for several years but are not officially recognized as a specialty in The Netherlands are also included.
Norway
Source of data:
- From 2002: Statistics Norway; Register-based statistics on employment of health-care personnel. See http://www.ssb.no/hesospers_en/.
Reference period: 3rd week of November.
Coverage:
- Data on medical specialists are based on each physician's latest specialty. Each individual may have as many as three specialties, but only one of them is counted here.
- The figures include all physicians not classified in any specialised category within HP1-HP3.
Break in time series: 2009.
- Up to 2008, data include all personnel within HP1-HP3. From 2009, because of national registration and quality, it is also chosen to include physicians in HP4.
Poland
Source of data: Ministry of Health, Ministry of Interior, Ministry of National Defence.
Reference period: 31st December.
Coverage: Physicians with grade II specialisation or with title of specialist in: clinical pharmacology, epidemiology, laboratory diagnostics, public health or other rare specialties, or physicians undergoing training in these specialties.
Note: Grade I and grade II specialisations were granted when the previous system was in force. Doctors, according to Polish law, could achieve this by September 1998. Obtaining a grade II specialisation is equivalent to the current title of specialist, but the grade I specialisation is not equivalent to the title of specialist and has no counterpart in the current system of specialised training.
Portugal
Source of data: Statistics Portugal and the Portuguese Medical Association.
Reference period: 31st December.
Coverage:
- These data refer to physicians licensed to practice. All physicians (practising, active but not practising or inactive) are included.
- Other specialists include: Sports medicine, Physical and rehabilitation medicine.
Deviation from the definition:
- Data refer to physicians licensed to practice.
- Some physicians are licensed to practice in more than one specialty. These physicians are accounted in all specialties they have. Therefore the sum of physicians by categories is higher than the actual total number of physicians.
- In 2014, the data for "Other specialists n.e.c." have been revised from 1980 onwards, excluding Occupational medicine and Public health from this category.
Republic of Moldova
Source of data: Ministry of Health of the Republic of Moldova, National Centre for Health Management, Annual statistical report N17 “On staff and cadres of health institutions”. http://cnms.md/areas/statistics/anyar/.
Reference period: Data as of December 31.
Coverage: Data exclude Transnistria.
Deviation from the definition: Foreign physicians are not included. Interns and residents are not included.
Romania
Source of data: National Institute of Statistics, Activity of Sanitary Units – annual survey performed by NIS.
Reference period: data as of 31st December.
Coverage: All professionally active physicians not elsewhere classified, from public and private sector. Residents medical training in surgical group of specialties are excluded. For the residents in training, for years 2007 and 2008, estimations were used to determine their distribution by category. The distribution was made by calculating the average percent of residents in each category, in the total number of residents for 2009 and 2010. These percentages were applied for years 2007 and 2008, using the total number of residents already known. Break in the series:
- Since 2010 data refer to practising physicians.
Russian Federation
Source of data: Annual reporting forms ?17 «Information about the medical and pharmaceutical personnel", ?30 “Information about medical organization” and ?47 “Information about activities of medical organizations”, Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation.
Reference period: 31 December.
Coverage: Includes only data for medical institutions of the Ministry of Health. Data from institutions of other ministries and private sector are not included.
Deviation from the definition: Interns and resident physicians are not included.
-.Note: The criteria used for placing physicians in the specialties: the prevailing (main) area of their practice
San Marino
Data not available.
Serbia
Source of data: Institute of Public Health of Serbia, National register on health care human resources. Data as of December 31. http://www.batut.org.rs/.
Coverage: Data for Kosovo-Metohija province are not included in the coverage of data for the Republic of Serbia. Data from health institutions under other ministries (military services, prisons, social services) than the Ministry of Health are not included. Data from private health sector are not included.
Deviation from the definition: Data refer to professionally active physicians
Slovakia
Data not available.
Slovenia
Source of data: National Institute of Public Health, Slovenia; National Health Care Providers Database.
Reference period: 31st December.
Coverage: The National Health Care Providers Database is a registry with total (100 %) coverage of health workers. Includes the following medical specialities: Epidemiology, Hygiene, Social medicine, Medical biochemistry, Public health medicine, Clinical genetics, Clinical psychology.
Spain
Source of data:
- Up to 2009: Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equity from Statistics on Health Establishments Providing Inpatient Care (ESCRI). http://www.msc.es/estadEstudios/estadisticas/estHospiInternado/inforAnual/homeESCRI.htm.
- Since 2010: Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equity from Specialised Care Information System (Sistema de Informacion de Atencion Especializada - SIAE).
Reference period: 31st December.
Coverage:
- All public and private hospitals in Spain are included. Specialised out-patient clinics depending on a general hospital (National Health System) also are included.
- Data include the specialties “clinical analysis”, “biochemistry” and “rehabilitation”.
- Doctors in training (interns and residents) are included until 2009. Some doctors in training are still included since 2010 (Biochemistry, Clinical Pharmacology, Clinical Analysis and Physical Medicine - Rehabilitation).
Deviation from the definition: Data refer only to specialists working in hospitals. Hence the sum of physicians by categories does not correspond to the total number of physicians.
Break in time series: 2010.
- Before 2010, all physicians in training (interns and residents) are included in “Other specialists n.e.c.”. From 2010 onwards, interns and residents are allocated in the specialty in which they are training.
- Radiologists are included in “Other specialists n.e.c.” until 2009. (Since 2010, they are included in “Medical group of specialists”.)
Sweden
Source of data: National Board of Health and Welfare. National Planning Support (NPS) register.
Reference period: 1st November.
Coverage:
- Specialists include all physicians employed within the health-care sector possessing a specialist competence (excluding competence in family medicine).
- 100 per cent coverage.
Switzerland
Source of data: FSO Federal Statistical Office, Neuchatel; Swiss Medical Association (FMH), Bern; medical statistics of physicians; yearly census.
Tajikistan
Data not available.

TFYR Macedonia
Source of data: Institute for Public Health –Skopje. Report for health staff in health sector (3-00-60).
Reference period: 31st December.
Coverage: Includes interns and residents. All other categories n.e.c. comprises the following specialties: hygiene, epidemiology, social medicine, medical biochemistry, clinical pharmacology and medical genetics.
Turkey
Source of data: General Directorate for Health Services, Ministry of Health and ESPC Higher Education Statistics.
Coverage:
- Specialist physicians and medical residents who cannot be classified elsewhere and whose branches are not known are put into this group.
- All sectors (Ministry of Health, university, private and other - other public establishments and local administrations) are included. MoND-affiliated facilities are not included until 2011.
Deviation from the definition: Data refer to professionally active physicians.
Break in time series:
- MoND-affiliated facilities are included since 2012.
Turkmenistan
Source of data: Report from of the Ministry of Health and Medical Industry of Turkmenistan. ? 17 “Health employment”
Reference period: 31 December.
Coverage: Includes data from institutions under the Ministry of Health and Medical Industry of Turkmenistan, data from other Ministries or sectors not included.
Ukraine
Source of data: Centre of Health Statistics, Ministry of Health, Report form ? 17 “Health employment” of the Ministry of Health, other agencies and private entities.
Reference period: 31 December.
Deviation from the definition: data on foreign physicians are not included. Medical interns and residents training in all specialties are included into this category.
Break in time series: 2009, before 2009 data included only health professionals working in the institutions reporting to the Ministry of Health, starting from 2009 data coverage is complete.
United Kingdom
Source of data:
- England: Health & Social Care Information Centre: http://www.hscic.gov.uk.
- Scotland: Information Services Division, Scottish Workforce Information Standard System.
- Wales: Welsh Government: http://gov.wales/statistics-and-research/?topic=Health+and+social+care&lang=en.
- Northern Ireland: Department for Health, Social Services and Public Safety: http://www.dhsspsni.gov.uk/index/stats_research.
Reference period: Data as at 30th September.
Coverage:
- Does not include private sector.
- Wales has a category of hospital doctors involved in general medicine which has been included here.
- Northern Ireland: Data exclude bank staff, research fellows, clinical assistants and hospital/medical practitioners. Data from 2000 exclude staff on career breaks. Hospital doctors with a department code of ‘General Medicine’ who were previously included in the n.e.c. category have now been included within the “Generalist Medical Practitioners” category. Data for 2013 is not available due to the phased implementation of a new human resources IT system.
- Scotland: Data excludes locum staff. In 2014, "Other specialists n.e.c." head count has been amended for 2008 to 2010 to include paediatric cardiology and for 2011 and 2012 to include those with unknown medical specialty.
Deviation from the definition:
- Scotland: The sum of GPs and specialists is greater than the total number of physicians due to some staff holding more than one post. There is currently no conventional way of assigning such staff to one group only.
Break in time series:
- Scotland: Increase in 2012 due to system changes.
Estimation method:
- Northern Ireland: Department code has been used as an approximation of specialty.
- Wales: 2006 breakdown was unavailable. The breakdown for 2006 was estimated by applying the proportional breakdown from 2005 and 2007 to the 2006 total.
- Wales: 2014 data were not available in time for this collection and so the previous year’s figures were used instead. They will be updated with the correct data in next year’s collection.
- Northern Ireland: 2013 data remain unavailable and continue to be an estimate of 2012. The data are unavailable due to the introduction of a new HR system in 2013.
Uzbekistan
Source of data: Institute of Health and Medical Statistics, the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Uzbekistan, reporting form 15-SSV “Report on Health personnel by categories”.
Reference period: 31 December.
Coverage: data include personnel working within the system of the Ministry of Health only.
Note: the predominant area of practice was used as criteria for allocating (to categories) of doctors who have more than one specialty.