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 Medical doctors per 1000 inhabitants (No.)
Characteristic Description
Name Medical doctors per 1000 inhabitants (No.) by Place of residence (NUTS - 2013); Annual
Regularity Annual
Source Statistics Portugal, Health personnel statistics
First available period 2011
Last available period 2020
  • Data reference period
  • Place of residence (NUTS - 2013)
  • RESIDENT POPULATION:  The persons who regardless of the fact that at the moment of observation ' 0:00 a.m. of the reference day ' are present or absent in a given housing unit, this unit being where they live during most of the year with their family, or where they have all or most of their belongings.
  • REFERENCE PERIOD:  The length of time for which data are collected, e.g. a specific day, month or year.
Definition MEDICAL DOCTOR (MD in USA or Canadian terminology)
A person holding at least a basic medical degree and that is or was a medical practitioner, whether a physician or a surgeon, in any labour condition. Practicing of medicine depends on the right granted by the Portuguese college of physicians and surgeons (Ordem dos Médicos). Source: Estatuto da Ordem dos Médicos, art.º 1º e 8º
Formule (Total number of medical doctors registered in the end of the year/ Resident population estimated for the end of the year)*1000
Measure unit (symbol) Number (No.)
Power of 10  0
Last update date 19/07/2021

information presented in 20/9/2021