An increase of 0.2% was recorded in the number of doctors registered in the Medical Associations last year compared to 2019, and they amounted to 66,187 people, according to a survey by ELSTAT.
By region of the country, the largest increase in the number of doctors, in absolute terms, was observed in the Regions of Attica (0.9%) and Epirus (7.1%). On the contrary, the largest decrease, in absolute terms, was observed in the regions of Western Macedonia (13.8%) and Thessaly (3.1%).
By gender, it was observed that the number of male physicians increased by 17 persons (0.05%) and female physicians by 112 persons (0.4%).
Regarding the specialties, the main ones based on the number of doctors in the whole country are the specialties of Pathology, Pediatrics, Cardiology, Biopathology, General Medicine and Obstetrics-Gynecology. There was an increase in the number of doctors belonging to the specialties of Pediatricians, Cardiologists and General Medicine and a decrease in the specialties of Pathologists, Microbiologists, Obstetricians-Gynecologists and other specialties without specialization.
At the same time, according to the same survey of ELSTAT, the registered dentists amounted to 13,668 people last year, showing an increase of 1.5% compared to 2019. The largest increase, in absolute terms, was observed in Attica (1.2%), while the largest decrease, in absolute terms, was observed in Epirus (3.3%).
By gender, it is observed that in 2020 the number of male dentists increased by 0.2% and female 2.9%.