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Table 2 Geographical supply of physicians (practicing) between highest and lowest density regions and national average, 2005–2017 (or nearest) (per 100,000 population)

From: Time trends in the regional distribution of physicians, nurses and midwives in Europe

Country average, highest/lowest region 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 PD (per sq. km), 2017 or nearest PC change(2005–2017 or nearest) CAGR
Austria 431,68 444,96 453,78 460,41 468,91 479,53 484,22 489,54 498,85 504,61 509,12 512,96 518,28 106,80 20,06 1,42
Vienna 625,26 640,92 644,69 646,07 651,73 665,05 663,64 664,19 685,29 688,54 683,97 681,16 684,97 4.754,9 9,55 0,70
Burgenland 305,84 311,52 321,19 328,51 339,64 352,29 364,33 374,52 377,98 377,58 387,32 397,97 407,10 79,70 33,11 2,22
Belgium 287,07 288,59 290,50 292,07 292,48 291,34 291,55 293,36 295,71 297,55 301,75 307,41 308,29 373,60 7,39 0,55
Brabant Wallon        472,52 480,68 486,61 487,05 496,66 499,32 508,71 365,20 7,66 1,06
Luxembourg        219,70 221,54 226,66 224,18 224,31 228,92 227,87 63,80 3,72 0,52
Bulgaria 367,86 369,50 369,53 366,42 375,47 378,10 386,26 391,45 397,67 398,69 404,54 413,76 424,49 64,30 15,39 1,11
North West 344,49 359,90 368,44 373,05 390,98 403,60 409,30 408,18 416,43 418,53 422,88 431,15 447,57 40,50 29,92 2,03
North Central 291,77 290,68 291,08 297,32 302,62 309,58 307,88 316,26 314,34 312,52 317,98 323,77 332,91 54,6 14,10 1,02
Croatia 257,44 260,84 273,58 273,75 274,32 286,38 291,62 299,18 303,35 314,02 319,15 323,65 336,21 73,9 30,57 2,07
Cont. Croatia       293,13 298,06 307,95 312,05 320,76 327,15 333,73 347,58 87,50 14,67 1,73
Adriatic Croatia       272,64 278,54 281,37 285,74 300,41 303,09 303,49 313,63 56,40 23,29 2,65
Czechia 356,28 357,41 357,47 355,54 357,63 359,55 363,67 367,47 368,79      137,30 3,51 0,38
 Praha 675,10 685,80 685,64 671,42 674,38 666,38 672,54 678,90 694,78      2.654,70 2,92 0,32
Central Bohemia 263,45 259,60 253,23 249,76 243,53 242,25 240,46 243,16 239,62      125,60 −9,50 −1,05
Denmark 333,47 342,36 345,81 357,94 365,12 372,59 378,92 383,76 384,94 387,74 392,93 399,82   137,30 19,90 1,52
Capital    438,62 442,55 448,40 450,99 448,98 453,25 456,07 458,39 463,27 472,39   745,40 7,70 0,74
North Jutland    282,40 285,50 297,03 298,42 323,32 323,89 319,81 325,86 321,54 323,49   76,20 14,55 1,37
Germany 339,53 343,67 348,63 354,06 361,89 374,81 387,70 394,64 403,50 410,82 413,93 418,65 424,88 234,00 25,44 1,74
Hambourg 468,94 472,70 483,32 498,66 521,72 549,61 577,82 588,10 597,54 604,25 611,85 614,42 622,08 2.564,10 32,66 2,20
Brandenburg 288,62 292,76 296,65 303,03 309,45 318,62 3 27,69 336,22 343,48 351,45 358,18 363,81 370,78 86,10 28,47 1,95
Hungary 278,13* 303,58 280,33* 309,06* 302,08 286,86* 296,22 308,87 320,91 332,35 309,72a 321,12 332,48 107,30 19,54 1,38
Central Hungary 406,84 436,78 415,36 447,96 432,98 382,12 390,22 407,21 426,77 414,21 396,94 383,42   441,30 −5,76 −0,49
North Hungary 191,19 205,82 182,23 209,03 204,74 185,95 211,51 214,29 228,62 240,25 211,94 230,67 226,96 85,70 18,71 1,33
Netherlands 270,75 279,50 279,35 287,02 292,26 296,36 313,27 325,34 331,35 342,50 348,72 353,68 358,22 501,10 32,31 2,18
Utrecht 405,81 422,75 424,17 437,02 451,52 453,12 480,80 502,25 509,49 528,44 537,29 545,87 557,99 918,10 37,50 2,48
Flevoland 134,96 132,87 126,94 127,27 126,28 129,77 134,60 135,02 132,28 131,47 128,81 123,66 124,96 285,50 −7,41 −0,59
Poland 213,81* 217,92 219,09 216,12 217,47 218,70 221,27 223,38 224,09 230,68 232,81 241,58   123,60 12,99 1,02
Łódzkie 251,76* 252,66 244,86 249,34 250,00 245,79 249,48 254,40 253,17 276,42 268,70 281,88   136,70 11,96 0,95
Wielkopolskie 176,41* 173,28 170,37 168,41 151,84 151,37 145,01 145,80 147,05 159,76 151,65 158,01   117,10 −10,43 −0,91
Romania     221,33 225,71 236,86 246,46 261,05 264,36 269,83 276,58 284,10 292,68 83,60 32,24 2,83
Bucharest-Ilfov     483,77 480,95 516,70 498,75 514,05 509,46 529,34 533,72 553,11 563,13 1.308,00 16,40 1,53
South-Muntenia     127,09 130,96 136,97 137,16 142,06 147,32 148,09 149,62 152,08 152,13 88,10 19,70 1,81
Slovenia 234,54 236,19 239,46 240,14 240,97 243,05 249,46 254,14 262,92 277,02 282,53 301,40 310,11 102,60 32,22 2,17
West Slovenia     307,26 304,27 301,32 306,92 302,20 306,85 324,74 325,86 354,95 374,81 124,90 21,98 2,01
East Slovenia     183,11 186,65 192,70 199,57 212,17 224,28 234,80 244,04 253,65 252,19 88,40 37,73 3,25
Slovakia 303,71 317,14 338,98 336,87 330,42 335,90 330,64 336,44 339,07 342,78 345,13 347,35 342,11 111,70 12,64 0,92
Bratislava 551,20 618,05 698,80 677,39 680,49 668,82 668,56 681,26 686,72 678,22 666,37 655,75 635,40 319,80 15,28 1,10
West Slovakia 243,16 248,25 262,20 260,14 249,49 254,35 251,17 257,52 258,95 263,27 263,27 263,56 264,21 123,3 8,66 0,64
Sweden 351,42 360,22 368,20 374,21 381,24 388,29 396,42 404,67 413,35 420,20 427,06 411,68a   24,70 17,15 1,33
Stockholm 427,12 441,22 449,63 456,40 455,75 453,86 458,87 465,14 471,09 479,24 483,04 471,55   350,80 10,40 0,83
North-Central Sweden 289,24 295,29 302,33 305,79 322,82 326,97 330,70 335,65 345,05 352,07 355,07 335,94   13,40 16,15 1,26
Switzerland 379,87 384,98 384,74 381,74 383,27 380,72 383,28 391,57 404,00 412,58 419,71 425,06 429,78 212,10 13,14 0,95
Zürich    468,36 460,78 464,45 462,64 462,63 472,34 486,92 501,13 510,99 520,78 522,54 904,60 11,57 1,00
Central Switzerland    263,37 258,91 262,48 261,35 270,33 274,12 286,75 297,72 304,29 309,23 314,70 188,70 19,49 1,63
Average 314,78 321,92 324,96 321,78 324,62 328,60 334,73 341,66 347,52 352,96 355,98 361,59 370,68   17,80 1,27
  1. Notes: PD population density, PC Percentage change; a break in time series
  2. Work status of physicians: practicing, except for Greece and Portugal with data on physicians licensed to practice; Switzerland (up to 2007), Turkey, Finland (NUTS 2 level) with data on prof. active), France (data from 2011 onwards refer to practicing physicians, data at NUTS 2 level refer to prof. active). Deviation from definition: Belgium (stomatologists included), Croatia (maxilla facial surgeons included), France (interns and residents are not included). Difference in methodology: Finland (estimation based on 2014 survey according to which 91,5% of prof. Active are practicing physicians), Slovakia (physicians at NUTS 2 level are divided from total number of prof. active)
  3. Reference period: data at 31st of December, except for the Netherlands (last Friday before Christmas), Sweden (1st of November)
  4. Source: [30]