The number of generalist medical practitioners per 100,000 inhabitants in Cyprus stood at 95.4, which was the 10th highest in the EU27, according to figures published by Eurostat.
Generalists have to be licensed to practise, and of those, only practising generalists provide care directly to patients. Other licensed generalists may work in research or administration or be unemployed.
Among EU Member States, two reported more than 150 per 100,000 inhabitants, namely Ireland with 188 and the Netherlands with 178.
An even higher ratio of generalists was recorded in Portugal, which could count on 292 per 100,000 people, based on the number of generalist medical practitioners licensed to practice.
At the other end of the scale, the lowest ratio of generalist medical practitioners was recorded in Poland, with 42 per 100,000, but referring to data collected in 2017, Greece with, 44 based on data collected in 2019, and Bulgaria with 60.
The figures for Cyprus are for 2019.