This post is by Pallavi Rao from Visual Capitalist


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A map and ranking of the countries with the highest and lowest doctor density in 2022.

Mapped: Highest and Lowest Doctor Density Around the World

This was originally posted on our Voronoi app. Download the app for free on iOS or Android and discover incredible data-driven charts from a variety of trusted sources. This graphic maps and ranks the countries with the highest and lowest doctor density (measured per 10,000 population), according to World Health Organization (WHO) estimates as of 2022.
ℹ “Doctors” includes generalists, specialist medical practitioners and other medical doctors not further defined. Depending on the source country, may include only practicing physicians or all registered physicians.
Health worker density in general is an important metric tracked by the UN, as part of its sustainable development goals. A 2016 WHO study found that investing and expanding healthcare workforces improves economic growth.

Ranked: Doctors Per 10,000 Population

European countries, like Belgium, Georgia, and Austria, lead the ranks by the ratio of doctors to resident population. South American countries, represented by Uruguay and Argentina, also make the top 10.
RankCountryDoctors per 10K People (2022)
1🇧🇪 Belgium63.9
2🇬🇪 Georgia56.1
3🇦🇹 Austria55.1
4🇱🇹 Lithuania51.3
5🇧🇬 Bulgaria49.0
6🇺🇾 Uruguay46.3
7🇮🇸 Iceland45.2
8🇨🇻 Cabo Verde44.6
9🇮🇹 Italy42.5
10🇦🇷 Argentina40.8
11🇵🇾 Paraguay38.8
12🇸🇨 Seychelles38.2
13🇮🇱 Israel37.1
14🇳🇿 New Zealand35.7
15🇨🇱 Chile31.7
16🇬🇧 UK31.7
17🇸🇦 Saudi Arabia30.8
18🇧🇧 Barbados29.7
19🇲🇪 Montenegro27.5
20🇨🇷 Costa Rica26.4
21🇨🇦 Canada25.0
22🇩🇴 Dominican Republic22.3
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