This report shows that the number of doctors in OECD countries has increased by 35 per cent over the past fifteen years to 2.8 million. In most countries, this growth was driven largely by rising numbers of specialists – up nearly 50 per cent between 1990 and 2005 - compared with the 20 per cent increase in general practitioners.

Parts of the report are available free online, including a selection of key indicators, and briefing notes for Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Luxembourg, Mexico, The Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States.

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