Health services in the UK and USA are staffed by doctors worse than countries such as Costa Rica, Russia and Lithuania, reports the Daily Mail co with reference to the report of the Organization for economic cooperation and development.
So, in the United Kingdom and the United States on 1 thousand inhabitants, respectively of 2.8 and 2.6 specialists. For comparison, in Greece the figure is 6.1 is the leader in the number of doctors in developed countries.
According to the report, among the countries with the highest number of health workers was also Austria, Portugal, Norway and Lithuania. The worst things in India, Indonesia and South Africa, where for 1 thousand patients have no doctor.
According to experts, the shortage of physicians in the United States due to the fact that the older generation of doctors retiring and young professionals is not enough to replace them.
Despite the fact that the average number of doctors per 1 thousand inhabitants in developed countries, according to the report, is equal to 3.5, in many influential on the world stage States, the figure was lower, the newspaper said. Among the Laggards, besides the US and the UK were Canada, France, Japan and China.
As emphasized by the publication, UK, who took 30th place in the ranking of 44 countries, is experiencing a crisis associated with a lack of physicians.
Over the past year, the National health care system left as many family doctors as in the previous three years. In addition to a large number of patients, British doctors are concerned about the unfair taxation system, forcing them to pay too high contributions to the pension Fund when you reach a certain level of income. Because of this, many physicians reduce the number of working hours and early retirement.
As Daily Mail reports, at the moment the NHS is short of about 100 thousand employees, including doctors and nurses, with the government’s promise to recruit 5 thousand specialists in the period from 2015 to 2020 threatens to be undone.
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