Density of medical doctors (per 10,000 population) (2012-2020): 70.9
Density of nursing and midwifery personnel (per 10,000 population) (2012-2020): 118.5
Density of dentists (per 10,000 population) (2012-2020): 8.2
Density of pharmacists (per 10,000 population) (2012-2020): 16.2
Source: World health statistics 2022: monitoring health for the SDGs, sustainable development
goals. Geneva: World Health Organization; 2022. Licence: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO.
Remuneration of Doctors, Ratio to Average Wage (2019)
General Practitioners: NA
Source: OECD (2021), Health at a Glance 2021: OECD Indicators, OECD Publishing, Paris, https://doi.org/10.1787/ae3016b9-en.
“Sweden has a higher number of both physicians and nurses per population than the EU averages, at 4.3 doctors per 1 000 population in 2018 (the EU average is 3.9) and 10.9 nurses per 1 000 population (the EU average is 8.4) (Figure 10). However, general practitioners (GPs) account for only one in seven physicians, so the density of GPs in Sweden (0.6 per 1,000 population) is one third lower than the EU average (almost 1 per 1,000 population). Nurses have taken on an expanded role in primary care, with the ability to prescribe medicines and coordinate care.”
Source: OECD/European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies (2021), Sweden: Country Health Profile 2021, State of Health in the EU, OECD Publishing, Paris/European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, Brussels.
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