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Source: Destatis-Federal Statistical Office

Germany in an international comparison, with a high supply density

Press release no. 13 from 24. March 2020

WIESBADEN – In the year 2018, nearly 360 000 Physicians in Germany were treating and therefore in direct patient contact activities. As the Federal Statistical office (Destatis) further reports, were of 4.3 Physicians per 1 000 inhabitants available. Germany has in international comparison an above average level of medical care density.

Internationally comparable Figures are available for the year 2018, yet only for individual member States of the Organisation for economic co-operation and development (OECD). So the interior and the inhabitants were in the United Kingdom for the supply of 1 000 inhabitants, an average of 2.9 Physicians in charge, in France 3.2, in Italy, 4.0, and in Norway of 4.8. These are preliminary values.

In the average of all OECD countries, the penetration rate in 2017 at 3.5 Physicians per 1 000 inhabitants. Here Germany was no – where in 2017 were of 4.3 Physicians per 1 000 inhabitants – together with Austria (5,2), Norway (4,7), Lithuania (4.6) and Switzerland (4,3) in the group with the highest density of Doctors.

Methodological note:The data source for the number of practising Doctors in Germany, doctors statistics of the Federal chamber of physicians. Practising Physicians are in the outpatient and inpatient sector. Maxillo-facial surgeons are not included.

Sufficient health personnel contributes significantly to the good medical care of the population. This and other indicators on health are part of the Monitoring of the Agenda 2030 and the United Nations. The corresponding data for Germany is available on our national reporting platform.

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