• General practitioners, head count General practitioners, 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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General practitioners, total number Indicator code: ph_spec.gen.gp 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.
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