The impact of doctors per capita on the mortality rate in Asia

Shetty, Anil and Shetty, Shraddha K (2014) The impact of doctors per capita on the mortality rate in Asia. International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 4 (9). pp. 10-15. ISSN 0975-1491

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Abstract

Background: There is a wide degree of variation in the mortality rate among Asian countries. There is also a significant variation in the doctors per capita in the region. Objective: To determine if the physician population ratio in a country has a significant effect on the mortality rate. Methodology: Data obtained from the World Health Organization and the World Factbook was collated and was analyzed under 4 sub-continental groups to determine the bearing of doctor numbers on mortality in Asian countries. Results: Afghanistan had the highest and Qatar the lowest mortality rate. Doctors per capita were highest in Kazakhstan and least in Bhutan. Conclusions: The Doctors per capita had an inverse association with mortality rate.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Doctors per Capita, Mortality Rate, Asia.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2015 16:39
Last Modified: 18 Sep 2015 16:39
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/143938

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