Patient-Doctor Ratio

by Medindia Content Team on  May 8, 2007 at 2:14 PM General Health News
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Patient-Doctor Ratio
Health being a State subject, the data in regard to doctor-patient ratio in various State Government Hospitals is not maintained centrally. The doctor-patient ratio, varies from case to case depending upon various factors like the type of disease, nature of specialization, type of patient-care required i.e. indoor/outdoor. According to the Medical Council of India, the allopathic doctor-population ratio at present works out to 1:1722.

The patient nurse ratio also depends on various factors like type of patient care provided and nature of specialization etc. and varies from 5:1 to 19:1.

The policy of recruitment of nurses depends upon the number of sanctioned position in a hospital and nursing qualification prescribed for the recruitment of nurses.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Health & Family Welfare, Smt. Panabaka Lakshmi on 4th May, 2007 in a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha.

Source: PIB
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prem67

I want to know the patient to pharmacists ratio recommended by World Health Organization[WHO]IN A HOSPITAL.

kemach

The WHO recommendeded pharmacist-population ratio is 1:2000

Please what is the patient Biomedical Scientist ratio recommended by the World Health Organization?

kallyd

i would like to know recommend patient doctor ratio by WHO

nkechi

i want to know the patient to doctor ratio recommended by world health organization

guest

Different countaries have different Ratios,You got this type of information by Preventive and social medicine books.

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