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Health at a Glance 2015

OECD Indicators

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This new edition of Health at a Glance presents the most recent comparable data on the performance of health systems in OECD countries. Where possible, it also reports data for partner countries (Brazil, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, India, Indonesia, Latvia, Lithuania, Russian Federation and South Africa). Compared with the previous edition, this new edition includes a new set of dashboards of health indicators to summarise in a clear and user-friendly way the relative strengths and weaknesses of OECD countries on different key indicators of health and health system performance, and also a special focus on the pharmaceutical sector. This edition also contains new indicators on health workforce migration and on the quality of health care.

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Doctors (overall number)

The number of doctors per capita varies widely across OECD countries. In 2013, Greece had the highest number (with 6.3 doctors per 1 000 population), followed by Austria. Turkey and Chile had the lowest number among OECD countries, with slightly less than two doctors per 1 000 population. The OECD average was just over three doctors per 1 000 population. The number of doctors per capita is much lower in some partner countries. There was less than one doctor per 1 000 population in Indonesia, India and South Africa. In China, the number of doctors per capita is still about half the OECD average, but it has grown significantly since 2000 ().

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