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Table 2 The aggregate level change in physician supply at the national level

From: Evaluating the effect of Japan’s 2004 postgraduate training programme on the spatial distribution of physicians

  1998 2002 4-year relative change (2002 to 1998)/1998 2006 2010 4-year relative change (2010 to 2006)/2006
Number of all physicians (A = B + C) 236,933 249,574 5.34% 263,540 280,431 6.41%
Number of physicians working at the hospitals (B) 153,100 159,131 3.94% 168,327 180,966 7.51%
Number of physicians working at the clinics (C) 83,833 90,443 7.88% 95,213 99,465 4.47%
Population (millions) (D) 125.57 126.46 0.71% 127.06 127.06 0.00%
Physician densitya (A/D) 1.89 1.97 4.60% 2.07 2.21 6.41%
Hospital physician densityb (B/D) 1.22 1.26 3.21% 1.32 1.42 7.51%
Clinic physician densityc (C/D) 0.67 0.72 7.13% 0.75 0.78 4.46%
  1. aNumber of all physicians per 1,000 population.
  2. bNumber of physicians working at hospitals per 1,000 population.
  3. cNumber of physicians working at health care facilities per 1,000 population.