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Indicator notes
General practitioners, per 100 000 population
Indicator code: ph_spec.gen.gp.rate This indicator shares the definition with the parent indicator "General practitioners, total number".

General practitioners (or “family doctors”) 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 (“family doctors”)
- Medical interns or residents specialising in general practice
Exclusion
- Paediatricians
- Other generalist (non-specialist) medical practitioners
Note: 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.
Country notes
Albania
Source: Ministry of Health.
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”.
Austria
Source of data: Osterreichische Arztekammer - Vollerhebung / Austrian Medical Chamber - total of members.
Reference period: December/January (reference day varies).
Coverage:
- includes general practitioners who run a private practice (“Arzte fur Allgemeinmedizin mit Ordination”);
- excludes interns ("Turnusarzte").
Deviation from definition:
- Medical interns/residents cannot be separated by specialisation or progress of training.
Break in time series: Before 1995 data include “Wohnsitzarzte”, i.e. freelancing general practitioners without private practice.
Azerbaijan
Source of data: Department of Informatics and Statistics, Ministry of Health of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
Reference period: data as of December 31.
Break in time series:
-2010: Since 2010 family doctors are included.
Belarus
Source of data: National Statistics Committee of Belarus http://belstat.gov.by/; National Archives of the Republic of Belarus http://narb.by/
Coverage: Data provided by medical practitioners. Interns are included in the column "Medical doctors not further classified”.
Reporting period: 31 December.
Break in time series: 2008, 2010. There was no formal separation of the profiles of medical specialties until 2009, so over the years some of the categories of medical specialists could belong to different categories. Thus reliable data on the number of specialties assigned to a specific group of doctors cannot be provided by the National Statistical Committee. In 2010, the Ministry of Health approved the profiles of medical specialties and related positions of medical specialists.
Deviation from the definition: In Belarus, the post GP was introduced in 1994. Between 1994 and 2007 General practitioners do not include district physicians, as they are included in the medical group of specialties. Since 2008, the district physicians are included in the General practitioners category. Data on foreign doctors are not included because this information is not available.
Belgium
Source of data: Institut National d'Assurance Maladie Invalidite. “Rapport Annuel”.
Reference period: 31st December.
Coverage:
- Head count data.
- Excludes non-practising physicians, retired professionals and professionals working abroad. Includes professionals of foreign origin.
- General practitioners: Physicians with a minimal volume of patient contacts.
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: 31 December.
Coverage: All GPs (head counts) who worked on a basic labour contract in health establishments. Residents are included (data refer to the speciality that has been practised). Practices of GPs who have signed contract with Regional Health Insurance Funds are covered. Paediatricians, who practice as GPs are included also.
Estimation method: Data on medical specialists refer to the practiced speciality.
Croatia
Source of data: Croatian National Institute of Public Health, Health Manpower Register
Cyprus
Source of data:
Coverage:
Deviation from the definition:
Estimation method:
Break in time series:
Czechia
Source of data: Institute of Health Information and Statistics of the Czech Republic; Registry of Physicians, Dentists and Pharmacists.
Reference period: 31st December.
Coverage: Practising GPs for adults and GPs for children and adolescents are counted as General Practitioners.
Estimation method: Till 2000 only estimation of total number of GPs for children and adolescents based on split of total number pediatricians.
Break in time series: 2005 (a new legislation on medical professions came into effect in 2004).
Denmark
Data not available.
Estonia
Source of data:
- Annual reports, National Institute for Health Development, Department of Health Statistics.
Reference period:
- 1980-2012: 31st of December.
- Since 2013: November.
Coverage:
- The category “General practitioners” contains “family doctors” and “therapists”.
- 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 branch 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
Data not available. All physicians working in primary care are classified as GP’s regardless of their specialty. There is no possibility of distinguishing between general practitioners and other generalist medical practitioners.
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).
- GPs and non-specialist practitioners are included in the data. They can be salaried (in hospitals or other institutions such as nursing homes, etc.), self-employed or both. They may also report specific skills (e.g. allergology, sports medicine) or practice as homeopath or acupuncturist. Physicians with a foreign (non-EEA) degree allowed to practice in hospitals and registered at the French National Medical Council but without a specialty recognised in France are included in these data.
- Interns and residents are not included.
Deviation from the definition:
- The data refer to active physicians.
- The data on generalist practitionners do not only include GPs/family doctors.
- 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 practising generalist medical practitioners: 92360 in 2011 (compared with 101896 active generalist medical practitioners 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.
Deviation from definition: The category of Rural Doctors has been included in this category since 2009.
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.
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 general practitioners who are actively practising medicine in public and private institutions and provide services directly to patients (head-count data).
- Included are physicians with specialty “general medicine”, physicians without specialty in the ambulatory sector and general practitioners (“Praktischer Arzt”).
- Included are interns and resident physicians working in the ambulatory sector.
- Excluded are students who have not yet graduated.
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.
Break in time series: Break in series in 2005 due to revision of methodology. The methodology was altered in 2009 in such a way that registered domicile is now taken into account when counting the number of physicians, not only permanent residence. Figures for previous years, back to 2005, were revised accordingly.
Ireland
Source of data:
- 1996 onwards: Irish College of General Practitioners (ICGP).
- Up to 1995: General Medical Services Payments.
Reference period: Data do not correspond to the same month each year.
Coverage: The number of General Practitioners is the number of GP's registered with the Irish College of General Practitioners (ICGP). The ICGP estimate that approx. 90% of GP's in Ireland are registered with them. Figures exclude physicians overseas and those over 70 years old.
Deviation from the definition: Data refer to physicians licensed to practice.
Break in time series: Prior to 2011, general practitioners in training were not included.
Israel
Source of data: The data are based on reports from the HMO's and the Physician License Registry which is 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 practising physicians providing services directly to patients.
- Data include specialists with family medicine and residents in family medicine who are working in the HMO's (Health Maintenance Organisations) and include non-specialist GPs who are working in the HMO's.
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
Source of data: Ministry of Health – General Directorate of digitalization, health information system and statistics – Office of Statistics. Publication: “Attivita gestionali ed economiche delle ASL e Aziende ospedaliere”, Annuario Statistico del Servizio Sanitario Nazionale (published annually). Publication available on the web site of the Ministry of Health. http://www.stage.ministerosalute.it/portale/temi/p2_6.jsp?lingua=italiano&id=3835&area=statisticheSS N&menu=pubb.
Reference period: 1st January.
Coverage: Total survey on all general practitioners practising for the National Health System. General practitioners provide the first level care to all citizens aged 14 and over (consultations, visits, prescription of medicines, and referrals for laboratory tests or specialist visits).
Kazakhstan
Source: Ministry of Health of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Reference period: 31December.
Latvia
Data not available.
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 family doctors (general practitioners), therapists in primary health care. 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:
- Doctors who do not work in direct contact with patients (laboratories, administration, R&D, etc) are excluded, and interns are included.

Notes:
- Although in some countries ‘general practice’ and 'family medicine' may be considered as medical specialisations, these occupations should always be classified here.
- Offices of general medical practitioners (HP.3.1.1 in SHA 2011) include establishments of doctors who hold a degree in medicine and are primarily engaged in the independant practice of general medicine.
Note: The number should be at the end of the calendar year.
Malta
Source of data: Specialist Registers and data from the Post Graduate Training Centre, Mater Dei Hospital.
Reference period: 31st December.
Note: Accurate figures are only available from end 2008. The predominant area of practice was used to classify physicians by categories.
Coverage: Includes physicians and interns/residents who are listed under the speciality of General/Family Practice. Physicians not registered under any speciality have been included under Medical doctors not further defined since this should include physicians who are not classified elsewhere, that is, their area of practice cannot be identified,
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. The criteria used for the data was the last specialty for which doctors have received registration.
Note: the breakdown was provided for professionally active physicians

Data are presented by specialties but not by working positions (for example our chosen doctor can be also specialist of occupational medicine, internal medicine etc.).
Netherlands
Source of data:
- 1980-1998: Practising GP's: Netherlands Institute for research of Primary Health Care (NIVEL).
- From 1999 onwards: Data for professionally active and licensed GP's 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 for GP: Physicians in training: RGS (Registratiecommissie Geneeskundig Specialisten: Registration committee medical specialists). Until 2009: KNMG (Royal Dutch Society for the Advancement of Medicine).
Reference period:
- 1980-1998: 1st January year T+1 is used for 31 December year T.
- From 1999 onwards: last Friday before Christmas. Physicians in training: 1 January of year t+!.
Deviation from the definition:
- Data refer to GP's who: are licensed to practice with the specialty "general practice"; live and work in the Netherlands; for employees: are active in a health- or social care sector or a health-care related sector; or for self-employed GP's: are economically active (their license requires that they have been practising – not necessarily fulltime – in the past five years).
- List of NACE codes used for health- or social care and healthcare related sectors: NACE v1: 851, 853, 2441, 2442, 331, 5146, 5231, 5232, 5248.2 (opticians), 6022 (part of transport for healthcare), 6602.3, 6602.4 (pension funds part for healthcare occupations), 6603 (part of health insurance funds and companies), 7310.3 (medical and pharmacological research and development), 745 (temporary work companies; very important for nurses, caring personnel and physiotherapists), 7522 (Ministry of Defense, including military hospital), 7523.2 (part of medical personnel for prisons, including prison hospital), 753 (compulsory health care insurance, operations for exceptional medical expenses act), 8022, 8030, 9304, 9305.
- NACE v2: 86, 87, 88, 212, 266, 325, 4646, 4773, 4774, 4778.2, 4932, 6530.3, 6530.9, 6512, 7211.2 + 7219.3 (R&D for health, medical products or pharmaceutical processes), 782, (8412 will be included when NACE v2 is available in SSB; Regulation of the activities of providing health care, education, cultural services and other social services, excluding social security), 8422, 8423.2, 843, 8532, 854, 9313, 9609.
- Since 1999, data refer to professionally active physicians; data up to 1998 refer to physicians licensed to practice.
Break in time series: 1999.
North Macedonia
Data for breakdown between General practitioners and Other generalists (non-specialist) medical practitioners not available.
Norway
Source of data:
- From 2002: Statistics Norway; Register-based statistics on employment of health care personnel. See http://www.ssb.no/hesospers_en/.
- For the years prior to 2002 the Norwegian Medical Association was the source for this information.
Reference period: 3rd week of November.
Coverage: Data on general practitioners are based on personnel fulfilling one of the following criteria:
- Occupation as general practitioner.
- Practising physicians with a general practice contract.
- Last specialisation in general practice.
- Personnel working in NACE 8621 (general medical practice) and where occupational data are missing.
Deviation from the definition:
- Until 2008, the data include both general practitioners and other generalists/non-specialists.
Break in time series: 2009.
- The breakdown between general practitioners and other generalists/non-specialists is available as of 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, physicians with title of specialist in family medicine or physicians undergoing training in this specialty.
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 Portuguese Medical Association.
Reference period: 31st December.
Coverage:
- In Portugal “General practice and family medicine” is a specialisation.
- Data on General Practitioners include active practising physicians, active but not practising physicians and inactive physicians.
- Physicians with more than one specialisation, (e.g. General Practice and Pediatrics) will be counted twice.
- The denomination for the physicians included in this category was/is:
- from 1983-1995: Generalists (Generalistas);
- from 1996 onwards: General and Family Medicine (Medicina Geral e Familiar).
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.
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 perfomed by NIS
Coverage: Up to 2009 the data refer to “active”. Starting with 2010 the data refer to “practitioners”. Up to 2008 the data can not be broken down, family medical practictioners and general practitioners being recorded together. Data refer to family general practitioners and residents specialising in general practice. Break in series: 2010. In 2012 and 2013 the number of general practitioners decreased because the number of residents in family medicine decreased.
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. Data include doctors of family medicine, district general practitioners, primary care physicians, and district pediatricians.
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: Medical specialities in Slovenia: General medicine, Family medicine.
Spain
Source of data: Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equity. From Primary Care Information System (SIAP). http://www.msssi.gob.es/estadEstudios/estadisticas/estadisticas/estMinisterio/siap.htm.
Reference period: 31st December.
Coverage:
- Data include number of persons who work in health care centres of National Health System at the end of the calendar year. Data for private sector are not available.
- Included: Interns and residents who are training to become GPs (3 years is required to qualify as GP; before 2005/2006, it used to be 4 years).
Sweden
Source of data: National Board of Health and Welfare, National Planning Support (NPS) register.
Reference period: 1st November.
Coverage:
- General practitioners include all physicians employed within the health-care sector whose latest specialty is in family medicine.
- 100 per cent coverage.
Switzerland
Data not available.
Turkey
Source of data:
- From 2000 onwards: General Directorate for Health Services, Ministry of Health.
- Up to 1999: Health Statistics Yearbook - Ministry of Health.
Coverage:
- Up to 1999: Data includes physicians working in public or university administration. Medical residents are included among GPs. General Practitioners are physicians without any specialty education.
- From 2000 to 2005: Number of GPs only (MoH, university, and private sector are included). Medical residents are not included, which explains the sharp decrease in data between 1999 and 2000.
-From 2006 onwards: Data includes MoH, university, private sector and others (other public establishments and local administrations). MoND-affiliated facilities are not included until 2011.
- Since 2006, the number of general practitioners in Turkey contains family physicians, GPs and family medicine residents.
- A GP is a general practitioner in medicine who has had 6-year basic medical education. GPs are physicians without any specialty education.
- A Family Physician (Doctor) is a medical professional who received 3-year Family Medicine residency training after graduation from a 6-year medical faculty.
- A Family Medicine Resident (Assistant) is a medical professional who is undergoing a 3-year Family Medicine residency training after graduation from a 6-year medical faculty.
- GPs and family physician specialists acting as managers are also included.
Deviation from the definition:
- Data refer to professionally active physicians.
- Data correspond to all generalist medical practitioners.
Break in time series:
- 2000 and 2006 (see above).
- 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 Source of data: Report form 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. Interns and residents are not included (as included into the category “Other specialists not elsewhere classified”)
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 General & Personal Medical Services Statistics: http://www.hscic.gov.uk.
- Scotland: Information Services Division, Scottish Workforce Information Standard System. GP Contractor Database.
- Wales: Welsh Government: http://gov.wales/statistics-and-research/?topic=Health+and+social+care&lang=en.
- Northern Ireland: General Practitioners from Medlist, Business Services Organisation, General Medicine hospital doctors from Human Resource Management System, Department of Health, Social Services & Public Safety.
Reference period: Data as at 30th September.
Coverage:
- Does not include private sector.
- Scotland: Headcount includes Performer, Performer Salaried, Performer Registrar (GPs in training) and Performer Retainees. Data excludes locum staff.
- Northern Ireland: Includes estimates of General Medicine doctors practising in hospitals, excluding Hospital/Medical practitioner grade, Research Fellows and Clinical Assistants. The UK equivalent of interns and residents, i.e. foundation doctors and registrars, will be included in this data. Data for 2013 is not available due to the phased implementation of a new human resources IT system.
Deviation from the definition:
- Data include general practitioners and other generalists/non-specialists.
- 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.
Estimation method:
- Northern Ireland: Hospital doctors with a department code of ‘General Medicine’ have now been included and figures from 2000 have been revised in 2011.
- 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.