[Graphic News] Korea has fewest practicing doctors

By Suk Gee-hyun
  • Published : Mar 11, 2014 - 20:51
  • Updated : Mar 11, 2014 - 20:51
The number of practicing physicians in Korea is the lowest among the member states of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, although the figure has increased over the past few years, according to OECD data. Korea recorded 2.1 doctors per 1,000 people in 2012, well below the OECD average of 3.2. Austria topped the list with 4.8 doctors per 1,000 people in 2011, followed by Italy, Spain and Germany.