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Which Country has the Best Doctors in 2024?

During the past few decades, medicine has become more uniform across the world, as international travel and education have become more common. Even though it is widely assumed that the best doctors in the world are in the United States, there are plenty of other countries that have great doctors as well. For example, Japan and South Korea are known for having strong medical systems. There are also plenty of countries in Europe, such as France, Germany, and the United Kingdom, that are also known for having strong healthcare systems. Now, there are lots of countries in the world that have exceptional doctors, and it is difficult to decide which country has the best doctors.

Different Countries Are Better in Different Areas

First, it is important to understand that some countries do well with certain treatments but not others. For example, even though the United States has exceptional doctors that can treat a variety of rare diseases and unusual injuries, the United States continues to have one of the highest mortality rates in the world. Then, there are other countries, such as South Korea, that may specialize in a specific area. There are lots of people who go to South Korea every year for plastic surgery because of the quality of the doctors. Therefore, there are some countries that have doctors that do well in certain areas, but the doctors in that country may not necessarily do well in other areas.

What Dictates Whether Doctors Are Good?

It is also important to take a look at how a “good” doctor is defined. Of course, the mortality rate of different countries is a great way to decide whether doctors are good; however, there are other standards as well. For example, the success rate of various procedures might be a good way to decide how the doctors are. Furthermore, the rate of complications of various procedures can also be a way to decide how good doctors might be.

It is also critical to understand that there are other factors that will dictate the success rate of doctors. For example, doctors that have a lot of nursing support are more likely to be able to take care of their patients. Furthermore, doctors that have access to the right medicines and surgical tools are more likely to do a good job taking care of their patients.

Are Nurse Practitioners Doctors?

No, nurse practitioners are not doctors, and this has become a significant issue across the world. Even though nurse practitioners can take care of patients, they did not go to medical school, they did not complete residency, and they do not have the same level of training or experience as doctors. Therefore, it is important for patients to understand who is taking care of them and what kind of training they have. Even though there are some problems that nurse practitioners can solve, nurse practitioners are not doctors, and patients need to understand when they should see a doctor, not a nurse.

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Country
Best Doctors Ranking
Medical Doctors (1000s)
Nursing and Midwifery Personnel (1000s)
Dentists (1000s)
Pharmacists (1000s)
United States135.6124.76.010.6
India27.317.31.68.6
United Kingdom331.791.75.28.5
Germany445.2123.58.56.7
France533.2122.26.610.6
Switzerland644.4187.14.16.7
Canada724.6102.76.610.5
Italy841.365.58.612.4
Australia941.0148.26.310.4
Austria1054.6107.75.87.3
Greece1163.137.013.010.9
Israel1236.556.38.98.4
Belgium1362.6205.311.320.3
Norway1451.7188.99.39.1
Sweden1570.6215.917.716.1
Japan1626.1124.58.320.0
China23.933.04.53.2
Indonesia7.011.21.23.1
Pakistan10.84.71.21.5
Nigeria3.915.60.20.8
Brazil21.455.16.73.4
Bangladesh6.76.10.71.0
Russia38.362.43.50.4
Ethiopia1.07.70.10.5
Mexico24.429.61.2
Philippines7.947.52.54.7
Egypt7.118.31.94.3
DR Congo3.610.70.10.2
Vietnam8.314.53.4
Iran15.119.84.32.8
Turkey20.434.04.14.2
Thailand9.330.82.66.2
Tanzania0.55.50.10.3
South Africa8.150.11.12.7
Kenya2.312.00.30.2
Myanmar7.511.00.70.8
Colombia23.614.58.31.7
South Korea25.185.35.27.7
Uganda1.616.90.10.4
Sudan2.611.42.10.3
Spain45.863.18.413.2
Iraq9.122.63.33.9
Algeria17.315.63.74.5
Argentina39.054.57.95.0
Afghanistan2.54.50.70.3
Poland37.167.610.19.5
Morocco7.313.91.42.6
Ukraine29.966.66.00.3
Angola21.04.00.50.7
Saudi Arabia27.956.06.38.6
Uzbekistan23.7112.71.50.4
Yemen2.97.30.21.0
Mozambique0.85.70.10.1
Ghana1.635.00.20.4
Peru16.526.12.11.5
Malaysia22.333.93.03.4
Nepal8.734.91.41.7
Madagascar1.92.90.20.1
Ivory Coast1.66.40.10.4
Venezuela16.620.01.3
Cameroon1.21.90.10.1
Niger0.32.20.10.1
North Korea36.744.32.24.0
Syria11.914.26.69.8
Mali1.24.20.10.1
Burkina Faso0.99.00.10.1
Sri Lanka11.924.41.01.1
Malawi0.57.00.10.1
Zambia3.018.60.10.7
Kazakhstan40.371.92.98.0
Chile29.746.014.86.3
Romania29.773.77.99.1
Chad0.62.00.10.1
Somalia0.21.1
Ecuador22.325.23.00.4
Guatemala12.823.12.61.2
Senegal0.83.60.10.1
Netherlands38.4113.35.72.2
Cambodia2.110.20.90.3
Zimbabwe1.920.30.11.0
Guinea2.25.70.10.2
Rwanda1.29.30.20.7
Benin0.62.90.10.3
Burundi0.67.60.10.1
Bolivia10.115.31.82.2
Tunisia12.624.33.02.2
Haiti2.44.00.20.3
Dominican Republic14.314.42.31.2
Jordan25.131.67.49.8
South Sudan0.43.60.10.3
Cuba84.375.716.7
Honduras4.97.10.3
Papua New Guinea0.65.10.10.1
Czech Republic54.792.07.57.2
Azerbaijan31.162.82.71.9
Tajikistan17.147.11.5
Portugal56.275.611.39.5
Hungary32.966.06.77.8
United Arab Emirates28.863.67.412.0
Belarus44.3107.16.13.5
Togo0.64.00.10.1
Sierra Leone0.72.00.10.2
Laos3.311.80.82.3
Nicaragua6.615.30.41.8
Serbia36.871.93.09.6
Libya21.667.49.16.2
Paraguay32.490.312.85.5
Kyrgyzstan21.756.81.90.4
Bulgaria41.747.413.98.2
Turkmenistan21.542.71.11.6
El Salvador29.126.48.55.4
Republic of the Congo1.09.30.10.3
Singapore24.361.84.15.0
Denmark42.6105.47.24.4
Central African Republic0.72.30.10.1
Slovakia46.378.57.110.5
Finland43.3223.29.820.1
Liberia0.519.30.12.2
Palestine21.719.57.211.3
New Zealand35.2114.35.27.2
Costa Rica27.730.610.611.7
Lebanon26.219.311.814.9
Ireland40.6149.06.613.7
Mauritania1.99.50.50.2
Oman19.944.33.36.4
Panama16.335.42.82.4
Kuwait22.945.96.64.8
Croatia34.780.912.27.2
Eritrea0.814.40.51.3
Georgia54.058.76.60.9
Mongolia38.642.24.16.8
Uruguay62.0115.517.05.4
Moldova40.661.25.43.9
Bosnia and Herzegovina21.056.02.31.3
Gambia0.88.90.10.1
Albania18.858.310.310.9
Jamaica5.59.80.90.2
Armenia45.550.35.70.5
Qatar25.072.46.28.9
Botswana3.550.20.72.0
Lithuania49.596.613.112.2
Namibia6.019.90.72.5
Gabon5.926.80.10.6
Lesotho4.531.20.21.8
Guinea Bissau2.210.50.10.1
Slovenia32.8105.47.47.4
North Macedonia28.337.48.74.4
Latvia33.544.07.28.8
Equatorial Guinea3.52.70.1
Trinidad and Tobago34.137.33.16.1
Bahrain8.423.51.01.6
Timor Leste7.717.70.12.1
Estonia38.6111.810.17.4
Mauritius26.638.52.75.8
Cyprus53.846.38.613.3
Eswatini1.424.70.20.4
Djibouti2.06.60.22.1
Fiji8.138.41.21.0
Comoros2.815.90.40.7
Guyana14.034.80.70.6
Bhutan5.622.11.00.6
Solomon Islands1.921.40.71.2
Luxembourg29.9120.89.77.0
Suriname8.038.00.60.4
Montenegro27.756.80.62.3
Cape Verde7.912.42.13.0
Malta54.9144.06.625.5
Maldives21.649.01.06.8
Brunei19.167.12.42.1
Belize10.823.51.46.8
Bahamas18.543.82.5
Iceland38.9163.37.95.7
Vanuatu1.614.00.3
Barbados25.531.43.2
Sao Tome and Principe4.921.50.31.7
Samoa5.530.20.90.2
Saint Lucia6.532.21.74.5
Kiribati1.936.20.70.3
Grenada13.157.51.86.3
Micronesia9.622.0
Tonga10.141.81.40.8
Seychelles21.192.24.012.0
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines73.4
Antigua and Barbuda29.095.80.4
Andorra36.343.78.911.0
Dominica11.265.11.1
Saint Kitts and Nevis30.345.22.5
Marshall Islands42.41.6
Monaco77.6208.310.527.1
San Marino60.280.817.56.6
Palau17.865.03.32.8
Cook Islands13.581.93.50.6
Nauru12.570.63.31.8
Tuvalu12.636.90.91.8
Niue105.3
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What country has the most advanced medicine?

Both Japan and South Korea, as well as many other countries in Europe, have great advanced medicine options, but it's Japan that is rated as having the best doctors.

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