• Specialist medical practitioners, per 10 000 population Specialist medical practitioners, per 10 000 population (Line chart)
  • Specialist medical practitioners, per 10 000 Specialist medical practitioners, 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.
Indicator notes
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Specialist medical practitioners, per 10 000 population Indicator code: ph_spec.spec.rate This indicator shares the definition with the parent indicator "Specialist medical practitioners, total number". Specialist medical practitioners (ISCO-08 code: 2212, http://www.ilo.org/public/english/bureau/stat/isco/isco08/index.htm) diagnose, treat and prevent illness, disease, injury, and other physical and mental impairments in humans, using specialised testing, diagnostic, medical, surgical, physical and psychiatric techniques, through application of the principles and procedures of modern medicine. They specialise in certain disease categories, types of patient or methods of treatment and may conduct medical education and research in their chosen areas of specialisation. Inclusion - Paediatricians - Obstetricians and gynaecologists - Psychiatrists - Medical specialists - Surgical specialists - Medical interns or residents training for a specialty Exclusion - General practitioners - Dental practitioners - Dental surgeons - Oral and maxillofacial surgeons Note: Medical interns and residents training as specialist practitioners (except general practice) are included here. Although in some countries 'stomatology' may be considered as a medical specialisation, stomatologists should be included in dentists. Note: The number should be at the end of the calendar year.
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