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UK has fewer doctors per person than most other OECD countries

BMJ 2017; 357 doi: (Published 20 June 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;357:j2940
  1. Tom Moberly, UK editor
  1. BMJ
  1. tmoberly{at}

The UK has fewer doctors per head of population than most other countries in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), figures published by the organisation show.

Out of the 33 countries for which the OECD has provided data, the UK ranks 22nd (fig 1). The only European countries with fewer doctors …

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