Density of medical doctors (per 10,000 population) (2009-2018): 54.0
Density of nursing and midwifery personnel (per 10,000 population) (2009-2018): 115.4
Density of dentists (per 10,000 population) (2009-2018): 8.0
Density of pharmacists (per 10,000 population) (2009-2018): 7.6
Source: World health statistics 2019: monitoring health for the SDGs, sustainable development goals. Geneva: World Health Organization; 2019. Licence: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO.
“As shown in Figure 7, the number of physicians and nurses per population in Sweden is well above the EU average with 4.2 practicing doctors per 1 000 population (compared with an EU average of 3.6) and 11.1 practicing nurses per 1 000 population (compared with an EU average of 8.4). Most physicians (70%) have a recognised specialisation, and almost one-quarter of them are specialists in general medicine.”
Source: OECD/European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies (2017), Sweden: Country Health Profile 2017, State of Health in the EU, OECD Publishing, Paris/European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, Brussels. http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/9789264283572-en