Head Counts of OB-GYNs and Midwives: OECD Countries


By Jill Arnold


The following table is the head count of OB-GYNs and midwives reported by OECD countries for 2009-2011. See legend and definitions below. 


 


Download an Excel document with OB-GYN and midwife head counts from 1980 to 2011


 


Legend:


b  Break in series


d  Difference in methodology


e  Estimate


 


 


Midwives licensed to practice have acquired the requisite education and qualifications to be registered and/or legally licensed to practice midwifery. They include both practising and other (non-practising) midwives.


(Definition per country)


 


Practising midwives provide services directly to patients.


(Definition per country)


 


Professionally active midwives include practising and other (non-practising) midwives for whom their education is a prerequisite for the execution of the job.


(Definition per country)


 


 


Data extracted on 17 Dec 2012 00:43 UTC (GMT) from OECD.Stat


Health > Health Care Resources> Physicians by categories


Health > Health Care Resources> Midwives


 


See also:


World Cesarean Rates: OECD Countries


 

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