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Table 1 Number of physicians in Portugal, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010

From: Trends of cross-border mobility of physicians and nurses between Portugal and Spain

Physicians ( n) 2003 2007 2008 2009 2010
Total registered 34.981 38.399 39.470 40.664 [4] 42.031[4]
Foreign physicians registered 2.987 3.656 4.397 3.842 [4] 3.937 [4]
Spanish physicians registered 1.757 [5] 1.971 [5] NA NA NA
Total physicians in NHS 24.444 [2] 24.831 [2] 25.106 [2] 23.007 [6] 23.324 [6]
Spanish physicians in NHS 1.090 [2] 913 [2] 799 [2] 681 [7] 696 [7]
  1. Detailed description: this table shows the number of physicians registered in Portugal, total, foreign and Spanish, total and Spanish physicians working in the Portuguese NHS, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010.
  2. NA, not available; NHS, National Health Service.
  3. Source: Medical Council and references number [2, 47].