Population per physician and per dentist by statistical zones, statistical regions and districts


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POPULATION PER PHYSICIAN AND PER DENTIST BY STATISTICAL ZONES, STATISTICAL REGIONS AND DISTICTS AS OF 31.12.2018
(Number)
Statistical zones
Statistical regions
Districts
Population per one
physician dentist
Total 1 236 967
Severna i Yugoiztochna Bulgaria 265 1 227
Severozapaden 224 1 302
Vidin 291 884
Vratsa 273 1 332
Lovech 262 1 224
Montana 287 1 600
Pleven 161 1 422
Severen tsentralen 299 1 294
Veliko Tarnovo 313 1 155
Gabrovo 258 1 129
Razgrad 341 1 781
Ruse 271 1 207
Silistra 345 1 762
Severoiztochen 253 1 082
Varna 200 828
Dobrich 375 1 473
Targovishte 336 1 891
Shumen 333 1 525
Yugoiztochen 289 1 279
Burgas 305 1 324
Sliven 331 1 492
Stara Zagora 241 1 102
Yambol 343 1 399
Yugozapadna i Yuzhna tsentralna Bulgaria 233 823
Yugozapaden 225 816
Blagoevgrad 335 1 056
Kyustendil 282 1 072
Pernik 349 839
Sofia 254 1 877
Sofia (stolitsa) 196 695
Yuzhen tsentralen 247 834
Kardzhali 386 1 253
Pazardzhik 282 1 222
Plovdiv 195 638
Smolyan 335 925
Haskovo 339 1 152

1 The indicators for the country are calculated by taking into account the total number of physicians and dentists incl. those attached to other offices as well as practicioners working in individual or group practices under a contract with the National Health Insurance Fund in more than one district.
17.06.2018
In-patient, out-patient and other health care establishments - Medical personnel
Contact
Contact organisation

National Statistical Institute

Contact organisation unit

"Health and Justice Statistics" Department

Contact name

Evelin Yordanova

Contact person function

Head of department

Contact mail address

2, P. Volov Str.; 1038 Sofia, Bulgaria

Contact email address

[email protected]

Contact phone number

+359 2 9857 459

Contact fax number
Metadata update
Metadata last certified17 June 2019
Metadata last posted17 June 2019
Metadata last update17 June 2019
Statistical presentation
Data description

National and regional data about medical personnel - physicians, dentists, medical specialists on 'Health cares', by specialties are presented. The survey methodology is in accordance with the Eurostat methodological guidelines and definitions of the practicing medical specialists.

Classification system

· Nomenclature of physicians by specialties in accordance with the Ordinance № 1 of the Ministry of Health (SG, 7/2015);

· Classification of Territorial Units for Statistical Purposes in Bulgaria (NUTS).

Sector coverage

The data on medical personnel includes the number of all practicing physicians (head counts) who worked on a basic labour contract in health establishments, regardless of their ownership and subordination, individual and group practices for primary and specialised medical care as well as the medical personnel who worked in schools and creches. Data for medical personnel attached to other ministries is not included in the distribution by districts.

Data on medical specialists working outside of the country as well as on medical specialists practicing outside of the health establishments (for example, doctors working for pharmaceutical industry) are excluded.

Statistical concepts and definitions

Practising physicians provide services directly to patients. Practising physicians' tasks include: conducting medical examination and making diagnosis, prescribing medication and giving treatment for diagnosed illnesses, disorders or injuries, giving specialized medical or surgical treatment for particular types of illnesses, disorders or injuries, giving advice on and applying preventive medicine methods and treatments. Inclusion: persons who have completed studies in medicine at university level (granted by adequate diploma) and who are licensed to practice; interns and resident physicians (with adequate diploma and providing services under supervision of other medical doctors during their postgraduate internship in a health care facility); salaried and self-employed physicians delivering services irrespectively of the place of service provision; foreign physicians licensed to practice and actively practising in the country.

Practising dentists provide services directly to patients. Practising dentists' tasks include: making diagnosis, advising on and giving necessary dental treatment, giving surgical, medical and other forms of treatment for particular types of dental and oral diseases and disorders. Inclusion: persons who have completed studies in dentistry / stomatology at university level (granted by an adequate diploma) and who are licensed to practice; interns (with an adequate diploma and providing services under supervision of other dentists or dental specialists during their postgraduate internship in a health care facility); salaried and self-employed dentists delivering services irrespectively of the place of service provision; foreign dentists licensed to practice and actively practising in the country.

Data on students who have not yet graduated; physicians and dentists working in administration, research and in other posts that exclude direct contact with the patients; unemployed physicians and retired physicians as well as on physicians working abroad are excluded from the number of practicing physicians and dentists.

The distribution of the physicians by specialties is based on the national nomenclature in accordance with the Ordinance No 1 of the Ministry of Health (SG, 7/2015). The distribution by specialties is assign to the physicians' practising speciality.

Indicators on the population per one physician and per one dentist are calculated based on the number of the population at the end of the year.

Statistical unit

Statistical units are medical practicing specialists, who works on a basic labour contract. Reporting units are health establishments, creches or groups in kindergartens.

Statistical population

All medical specialists who worked on a basic labour contract in health establishments, covered by the survey - all in-patient (hospitals and centres with beds), outpatient health establishments - medical centres, dental centres, medical-dental centres, diagnostic and consulting centres, medical-diagnostical and medical-technical laboratories are covered. Data source for the individual and group practices for primary and specialised medical end dental care is the National Health Insurance Fund.

Other health establishments include centres for urgent medical aid, centres for transfusion haematology, hospices, medical universities and colleges, municipalities (for the medical personnel in schools), national centres without beds, regional health inspections, homes for medico-social care for children.

Reference area

Covered by territory of the Republic of Bulgaria. The regional data is according to administrative-territorial division of the country at 31.12. relevant year.

Time coverage

2001 - 2018

Base period

Not applicable.

Unit of measure

Number

Reference period

31.12. of the reference year

Institutional mandate
Legal acts and other agreements

· Regulation (EC) No 1338/2008 of the European Parliament and of Council of 16 December 2008 on Community statistics on public health and health and safety at work;

· Law on Statistics;

· Law on Health;

· Ordinance № 1/27.02.2013 of the Minister of Health for the provision of medico-statistical information and information on health establishments medical activities;

· Ordinance № 1 of the Ministry of Health (SG, 7/2015).

Data sharing

Since 2010, Eurostat, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the World Health Organization (WHO) started procedure of joint collecting data on non-monetary health care statistics (health care activities).

Confidentiality
Confidentiality - policy

· Law on Statistics;

· Regulation (EC) No 223/2009 on European statistics (recital 24 and Article 20(4)) of 11 March 2009 (OJ L 87, p. 164), stipulates the need to establish common principles and guidelines ensuring the confidentiality of data used for the production of European statistics and the access to those confidential data with due account for technical developments and the requirements of users in a democratic society.

Confidentiality - data treatment

Individual data are not published in accordance with article 25 of the Law on Statistics. The publishing of individual data can be performed only in accordance with article 26 of the same law.

Release policy
Release calendar

The date of the statistical information release is shown in the Release Calendar presenting the results of the statistical surveys carried out by the National Statistical Institute.

Release calendar access

The calendar is available on the NSI website: http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/480

User access

Data on Medical personnel is published on the NSI website, section Health in accordance with the Law on Statistics and the European Statistics Code of Practice respecting the professional independence and aimed at objectivity, transparency and equal treatment of all consumers.

Frequency of dissemination

Annually

Accessibility and clarity
News release

Annual press release.

Publications

· Health Services;

· Statistical Yearbook;

· Statistical Reference Book;

· Brochure "Bulgaria";

· Regions, Districts and Municipalities in Bulgaria.

On-line database

Data on Medical personnel are available to all users of the NSI website under the heading Health - In-patient, out-patient and other health care establishments - Medical personnel: http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/5582

Online database of Eurostat:

http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/portal/page/portal/health/public_health/data_public_health/database

Micro-data access

Not applicable.

Other

Information service on request, according to the Rules for the dissemination of statistical products and services in NSI.

Documentation on methodology

· Methodological notes;

· Definitions and data collection specifications on health care statistics (non-expenditure data) - Eurostat.

Quality documentation

Not available.

Quality management
Quality assurance

Reporting forms are collected by the Regional Health Inspections, which guarantees full coverage and quality of data.

Quality assessment

Not applicable.

Relevance
User needs

Data on main non-monetary indicators on health care statistics (health care activities) are provided annually to Eurostat, World Health Organization (WHO) and Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) via joint annual questionnaire filled-in in strict compliance with the prescribed terms and forms of presentation of the data. Within these annual questionnaires filled data are also provided to other European and international organizations.

The data are provided annually to National Centre for Public Health and Analysis, Ministry of Health and its territorial units - Regional Health Inspections, whose functions are to formulate policies in the field of health care at national and regional level.

Data users of health information at national and regional level.are the National Assembly of the Republic of Bulgaria, the executive and local authorities, National Health Insurance Fund, NGOs,

Upon request data is provided to research institutes, universities, NGOs and other users in conformity with the rules established in NSI.

User satisfaction

Not applicable.

Completeness

Data are еxhaustive.

Accuracy and reliability
Overall accuracy

Exhaustive survey.

Sampling error

Not applicable.

Non-sampling error

Not applicable.

Timeliness and punctuality
Timeliness

T+5 months

Punctuality

Data are disseminated according to the Release Calendar presenting the results of the statistical surveys carried out by the National Statistical Institute.

Coherence and comparability
Comparability - geographical

2011-2017 data are comparable for all regions in the country. When analyzing the data the following has to be taken into consideration some specific particularities on medical servicing. The health establishments are not directly connected to the servicing of population of a given settlement or even of municipality. A great part of health establishments serve the population of a given region or a group of municipalities, and the specialized health care establishments - oncological, dermato-venereological, psychiatric, pulmonary and other service the population of 2 or 3 regions.

The establishments under central administration, regardless of their location, serve the population from the whole country.

Since 2018, there is a break in time series in respect to:

- the territorial distribution of physicians and dentists, working in practices under a contract with the NHIF. Medical practitioners working in practices that serve more than one municipality or district are included in the total number but not distributed by municipalities or by district.

- physicians working in specialized practices under a contract with the NHIF are allocated to the specialty they are practiced. Those who practice more than one specialty are included in the total but not allocated by specialty.

The methodological amendments has been made in order to avoid double counting.

Comparability - over time

The data are comparable from 2001 year.

2018 – break in time series in respect to the territorial distribution of physicians and dentists as well as distribution of physicians by practiced specialty.

Coherence - cross domain

Not applicable.

Coherence - internal

Not applicable.

Cost and burden

Not applicable.

Data revision
Data revision - policy

Not applicable.

Data revision - practice

Not applicable.

Statistical processing
Source data

Data source about medical personnel is the reporting form filled in by health establishments, crеches or Homes for medico-social care.

Data source in respect to the number of physicians and dentists in individual and group practices for primary and specialised medical care is the National Health Insurance Fund.

Frequency of data collection

Annually

Data collection

The process of collection of reporting forms is carried out by NSI and Regional Health Inspections. Data entry is carried online by the respondents or by the RHIs or RSOs (for paper documents).

Data validation

The statistical data on practicing medical specialists and the application of statistical guidelines are validated yearly by Eurostat/WHO/OECD experts.

Data compilation

Data entry is carried online by the respondents or by the RHIs or RSOs (for paper documents).

The data is consolidated at national level by adding information from the surveys carried out by the NSI 'Homes for medico-social care for children' and 'Creches'. Data on practicing physicians and dentists in individual and group practices for primary and specialised medical care are added as well. 

The information on medical personnel in health establishments attached to other ministries is added at national level. 

Adjustment

Not applicable.

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  • Monday, 17 June 2019 - 11:00

    The number of health establishments for hospital aid as of 31.12.2018 was 346 with 53 173 beds. 322 of them were hospitals with 50 927 beds.

    The number of out-patient health establishments was 2 066 with 1 253 beds and other health establishments were 145 with 2 086 beds in them.

    At the end of 2018 29 667 physicians were in practice under the basic labour contracts in health establishments. Dentists were 7 240, as 6 347 worked in practices that had signed contract with National Health Insurance Fund. Medical specialists on ‘Health cares’ who worked on a basic labour contract in health establishments were 46 332. 30 589 of them were nurses and 3 155 - midwives.

  • Friday, 10 May 2019 - 11:00

    The number of detached crèches and groups in kindergartens functioning in the country as of 31.12.2018 was 840 with 33 226 places in them.

    The number of children accommodated in crèches at the end of the year was 31 939. 16 449 of them were boys, and 15 490 - girls.

    The total number of places in crèches per 100 children aged up to 3 years as of 31.12.2018 was 17.3 and the coverage of children brought up in crèches - 16.6 per 100 children aged up to 3 years.

  • Friday, 15 June 2018 - 11:00

    The number of health establishments for hospital aid as of 31.12.2017 was 346 with 52 744 beds. 322 of them were hospitals with 50 519 beds.

    The number of out-patient health establishments was 2 043 with 1 263 beds and other health establishments were 144 with 2 179 beds in them.

    At the end of 2017 30 078 physicians were in practice under the basic labour contracts in health establishments. Dentists were 8 355, as 7 456 worked in practices that had signed contract with National Health Insurance Fund. Medical specialists on ‘Health cares’ who worked on a basic labour contract in health establishments were 46 702. 30 955 of them were nurses and 3 207 - midwives.

  • Friday, 27 April 2018 - 11:00

    The number of detached crèches and groups in kindergartens functioning in the country as of 31.12.2017 was 837 with 32 970 places in them.

    The number of children accommodated in crèches at the end of the year was 32 429. 16 738 of them were boys, and 15 691 - girls.

    The total number of places in crèches per 100 children aged up to 3 years as of 31.12.2017 was 16.9 and the coverage of children brought up in crèches - 16.6 per 100 children aged up to 3 years.

  • Friday, 16 June 2017 - 11:00

    The number of health establishments for hospital aid as of 31.12.2016 was 345 with 51 816 beds. 321 of them were hospitals with 49 589 beds.

    The number of out-patient health establishments was 2 029 with 1 163 beds and other health establishments were 140 with 2 193 beds in them.

    At the end of 2016 29 539 physicians were in practice under the basic labour contracts in health establishments. Dentists were 8 011, as 7 174 worked in practices that had signed contract with National Health Insurance Fund. Medical specialists on 'Health cares' who worked on a basic labour contract in health establishments were 46 930. 30 976 of them were nurses and 3 254 - midwives.

  • Friday, 12 May 2017 - 11:00

    The number of detached crèches and groups in kindergartens functioning in the country as of 31.12.2016 was 829 with 32 611 places in them. The number of places in the country has increased with 571, or with 1.8% compared to the previous year.

    The number of children accommodated in crèches at the end of the year was 32 476. 16 851 of them were boys, and 15 625 - girls.

    The total number of places in crèches per 100 children aged up to 3 years as of 31.12.2016 was 16.5 and the coverage of children brought up in crèches - 16.4 per 100 children aged up to 3 years.

  • Monday, 5 December 2016 - 11:00

    The survey is a part of the European Health Survey System in the framework of the European Statistical System. The EHIS aims at measuring on a harmonized basis and with a high degree of comparability among EU Member States, the health status, life style (health determinants) and health care services use of the EU citizens.

    NSI presents final results based on the conducted in 2014 EHIS.

  • Friday, 17 June 2016 - 11:00

    According to the preliminary data of the NSI the number of health establishments for hospital aid as of 31.12.2015 was 348 with 51 933 beds. 322 of them were hospitals with 49 028 beds.

    The number of out-patient health establishments was 1 915 with 1 044 beds and other health establishments were 136 with 2 394 beds in them.

    At the end of 2015 29 093 physicians were in practice under the basic labour contracts in health establishments. Dentists were 7 513 and medical specialists on 'Health cares' - 47 349.

  • Thursday, 12 May 2016 - 11:00

    The number of detached crèches and groups in kindergartens functioning in the country as of 31.12.2015 was 812 with 32 040 places in them. The number of places in the country has increased with 1 516, or with 5.0% compared to the previous year.

    The number of children accommodated in crèches at the end of the year was 32 124. 16 497 of them were boys, and - 15 627 girls.

  • Friday, 19 June 2015 - 11:00

    The number of health establishments for hospital aid as of 31.12.2014 was 349 with 51 505 beds. 323 of them were hospitals with 48 680 beds.

    The number of out-patient health establishments was 1 931 with 956 beds and other health establishments were 145 - 3 160 beds in them.

    At the end of 2014 28 842 physicians were in practice under the basic labour contracts in health establishments.

    For the first time the National Statistical Institute is publishing data on distribution of practicing physicians by sex and age.

    As of 31.12.2014 it was as follow: 
    12 827 (44.5%) were males and 16 015 (55.5%) - females.
    The largest was the share of physicians in the age group 45 - 54 years - 10 301 persons or 35.7%.
    The young physicians aged up to 35 years were 2 356 persons or 8.2%, while the elderly (aged 65 and over) - 3 557 or 12.3%. 
     

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