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How about this map of the world done via patients-per-doctor? (To make the map actually readable, click the thumbnail and then click the resulting image to bring it to full size.)

Patients per doctor

The text reads, “This poster (published in September 2007) hangs on the wall of waiting rooms at the doctor. This way we let Dutch people know how privileged they are when it comes to medical care, and thus how appropriate it would be for them to help Doctors of the World help the less privileged.” From the link:

Remarkably, Cuba leads the world (or at least those countries shown on this map) in the patients per doctor ratio. Other countries doing very well include the successor states to the communist bloc nations, which generally had good (and cheap) health care, and the developed (capitalist) nations in Europe and beyond – although the Netherlands is quite far down, and behind neighbouring countries such as Denmark, Belgium, France and Germany, if ever so slightly. Here’s the complete list: …

Written by Leisureguy

18 October 2007 at 10:14 am

Posted in Daily life, Government, Medical

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