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Introduction[edit | edit source]

While there are many country wide directories for healthcare facilities such as hospitals, and healthcare providers, there is no single website that offers a directory of healthcare facilities of the world.

World directory

World directory of healthsites[edit | edit source]

In a world where access to healthcare information is vital, WikiMD serves as a beacon of knowledge, providing valuable insights into a diverse range of medical facilities and specialized healthcare services. We are your one-stop destination for all things related to healthcare facilities and specialties, making it easier for you to find the care you need when you need it.

Breaking Down Barriers:[edit | edit source]

While there are numerous country-wide directories for healthcare facilities, hospitals, and healthcare providers, there has been a noticeable absence of a single platform that offers a global directory of healthcare facilities. aims to bridge this gap by providing a centralized, user-friendly platform where you can access information about healthcare facilities and specialties worldwide.

The global healthcare landscape is vast and diverse, encompassing a wide range of facilities and professionals. This article provides an overview of the number of healthcare facilities and medical professionals worldwide, based on data from 2020 and 2021.

Global Healthcare Workforce - statistics[edit | edit source]

In 2020, the global health workforce included a significant number of professionals:

  • 12.7 million medical doctors, integral to healthcare delivery around the world.
  • A substantial number of nurses, amounting to 29.1 million.
  • Approximately 3.7 million pharmacists.
  • Around 2.5 million dentists.
  • 2.2 million midwives playing a crucial role in maternal and newborn health.
  • Other healthcare occupations totaled 14.9 million.

Doctor-to-Population Ratios[edit | edit source]

  • The average number of doctors per 1,000 people globally was 3.56 in 2020.
  • The highest ratio was found in Austria at 5.35 doctors per 1,000 people.
  • The lowest ratio was in Brazil with 2.05 doctors per 1,000 people.

WikiMD's DocFinder[edit source]

Need helping finding a doctor or specialist in the United States? WikiMD can help with over 1 million healthcare providers in all the states and territories encompassing both the primary care and specialist providers. Try the WikiMD's DocFinder.

Primary care[edit source]

Healthcare provider

Medical specialists[edit source]

Surgeons[edit source]

Dentists[edit source]

Allied providers[edit source]

Shortage of Healthcare Professionals[edit | edit source]

  • The WHO estimates a global shortage of 4.3 million physicians, nurses, and other health professionals, highlighting a critical need for more healthcare workers.

Global Healthcare Facilities[edit | edit source]

As of 2021, the total number of hospitals worldwide was approximately 165,000.

  • Asia had the most hospitals, with over 100,000.
  • Europe had over 30,000 hospitals.
  • North America accounted for over 7,000 hospitals.

Specific Regional Statistics[edit | edit source]

United States Healthcare Facilities[edit | edit source]

The United States has a diverse array of healthcare facilities:

Key Specialties Covered:[edit | edit source]

Our directory encompasses a wide range of healthcare specialties to ensure that you can find the care you need. Some of the key specialties covered include:

List of hospitals[edit | edit source]

See lists of hospitals

List of clinics[edit | edit source]

See lists of clinics

Healthsites[edit | edit source]

Healthsites by city[edit | edit source]

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Healthsites (data only)[edit | edit source]

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