• Generalist medical practitioners, per 10 000 population Generalist medical practitioners, per 10 000 population (Line chart)
  • Generalist medical practitioners, per 10 000 Generalist medical practitioners, per 10 000 (Boxplot 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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Generalist medical practitioners, per 10 000 population Indicator code: ph_spec.gen.rate This indicator shares the definition with the parent indicator "Generalist medical practitioners, total number". 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. Inclusion - 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 Exclusion - Paediatricians - Obstetricians and gynaecologists - Specialist physicians (internal medicine) - Psychiatrists - Clinical officers - Feldschers Note: 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.
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