• Professionally active midwives, head count Professionally active midwives, head count (Line chart)
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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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Professionally active midwives, total number Indicator code: mid.prof Professionally active midwives include practising and other (non-practising) midwives for whom their education is a prerequisite for the execution of the job. Inclusion - Midwifery professionals (ISCO-08 code: 2222) and midwifery associate professionals (ISCO-08 code: 3222) - Midwives providing services directly to patients - Midwives working in administration, management, research and in other posts excluding direct contact with patients Exclusion - Midwives who hold a post / job under which midwifery education is not required - Unemployed midwives and retired midwives - Midwives working abroad Note: The number should be at the end of the calendar year.
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