Cyprus had 92.3 general medical practitioners for every 100,000 inhabitants in 2016, a new Eurostat report revealed.
In most countries the number of doctors increased from the year before, and Cyprus was no exception. The number per 100,000 residents was 86.71 in 2015.
In the majority of the 21 EU member states for which data was available, there were between 60 and 120 generalist medical practitioners for every 100,000 inhabitants.
Two countries reported more than 160 generalist medical practitioners per 100,000, Portugal (253 per 100,000) and Ireland (179 per 100,000). The study counted how many were licensed to practice. Next on the list were Austria, the Netherlands and France, where the rate was between 150 and 160 per 100,000.
At the other end of the scale, Greece reported the lowest number of general medical practitioners in relation to the size of the population, 42 per 100,000 inhabitants.