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PRACTISING PHYSICIANS, PRACTISING GENERAL PRACTITIONERS, PRACTISING SPECIALISTS

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Definition:
Practising physicians, practising general practitioners, practising specialists refers to the number of physicians, general practitioners and specialists (including self-employed) who are actively practicing medicine in public and private institutions. The data should exclude dentists, stomatologists, qualified physicians who are working abroad, working in administration, research and industry positions. Data should include foreign physicians licensed to practice and actively practicing medicine in the country. Data should be calculated to represent full-time equivalents.

Source Publication:
OECD Health Data 2001: A Comparative Analysis of 30 Countries, OECD, Paris, 2001, data sources, definitions and methods.

Statistical Theme: Health statistics

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Tuesday, November 20, 2001