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The key tables on health include data on health expenditure, practising physicians, hospital beds, life expectancy, infant mortality, suicides, cancer, tobacco consumption, and overweight or obesity. Historical data refer to the latest eight time periods.

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27 June 2013
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Practising physicians (doctors)
Density per 1 000 population
‌‌
‌2005‌
‌2006‌
‌2007‌
‌2008‌
‌2009‌
‌2010‌
‌2011‌
‌2012‌
Australia
2.8
 
2.8
 
3.0
 
3.0
 
3.1
 
..
 
3.3
 
..
 
Austria
4.3
 
4.5
 
4.5
 
4.6
 
4.7
 
4.8
 
4.8
 
..
 
Belgium
2.9
 
2.9
 
2.9
 
2.9
 
2.9
 
2.9
 
2.9
 
..
 
Canada
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Chile
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Czech Republic
3.6
 
3.6
 
3.6
 
3.5
 
3.6
 
3.6
 
3.6
 
..
 
Denmark
3.3
 
3.4
 
3.4
 
3.4
 
3.5
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Estonia
3.2
 
3.2
 
3.3
 
3.3
 
3.3
 
3.2
 
3.3
 
..
 
Finland
2.6
 
2.7
 
2.7
 
2.7
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
France
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
3.1
 
3.1
 
Germany
3.4
 
3.5
 
3.5
 
3.6
 
3.6
 
3.7
 
3.8
 
..
 
Greece
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Hungary
2.8
 
3.0
 
2.8
 
3.1
 
3.0
 
2.9
 
3.0
 
..
 
Iceland
3.6
 
3.6
 
3.6
 
3.6
 
3.7
 
3.6
 
3.5
 
3.6
 
Ireland
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
2.7
 
2.8
 
Israel 1
3.2
 
3.2
 
3.3
 
3.4
 
3.5
 
3.3
 
3.3
 
..
 
Italy
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
3.7
 
..
 
4.1
 
..
 
Japan
..
 
2.1
 
..
 
2.2
 
..
 
2.2
 
..
 
..
 
Korea
1.6
 
1.7
 
1.7
 
1.9
 
1.9
 
2.0
 
2.0
 
2.1
 
Luxembourg
2.6
 
2.6
 
2.7
 
2.7
 
2.7
 
2.8
 
3.0
 
3.0
 
Mexico
1.8
 
1.9
 
2.0
 
2.0
 
2.1
 
2.1
 
2.2
 
..
 
Netherlands
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
New Zealand
2.1
 
2.3
 
2.3
 
2.5
 
2.6
 
2.6
 
2.6
 
2.7
 
Norway
3.6
 
3.8
 
3.9
 
4.0
 
4.0
 
4.1
 
3.7
 
..
 
Poland
2.1
 
2.2
 
2.2
 
2.2
 
2.2
 
2.2
 
2.2
 
..
 
Portugal
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Slovak Republic
..
 
..
 
3.0
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Slovenia
2.3
 
2.4
 
2.4
 
2.4
 
2.4
 
2.4
 
2.5
 
..
 
Spain
3.8
 
3.6
 
3.7
 
3.5
 
3.5
 
3.8
 
4.1
 
3.8
 
Sweden
3.5
 
3.6
 
3.7
 
3.7
 
3.8
 
3.9
 
..
 
..
 
Switzerland
..
 
..
 
..
 
3.8
 
3.8
 
3.8
 
3.8
 
..
 
Turkey
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
United Kingdom
2.4
 
2.5
 
2.5
 
2.6
 
2.7
 
2.8
 
2.8
 
2.8
 
United States
2.4
 
2.4
 
2.4
 
2.4
 
2.4
 
2.4
 
2.5
 
..
 
..
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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.
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Source: OECD Health Data: Health care resources: OECD Health Statistics (database).
 

This table includes data on practising physicians The table is part of the key tables collection on health.

Years covered:
2005-2012

Countries covered

  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Korea, Republic of
  • Luxembourg
  • Mexico
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Slovak Republic
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden