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Table 2 Health workforce stocks in Ministry of Health, 1985–2007

From: Health workforce development planning in the Sultanate of Oman: a case study

Category Year Growth*
  1985 1990 1995 2000 2005 2006 2007  
Physicians 638 994 1800 2253 2981 3252 3459 5.4
Dentists 23 40 77 106 168 179 190 8.3
Pharmacists 22 33 63 78 154 178 196 8.9
Nurses 1947 3512 5128 6619 7909 8143 8680 4.5
Physiotherapists 24 32 56 120 123 145 151 6.3
Radiographers 76 123 183 268 401 458 488 6.4
Lab. technicians 206 323 513 707 873 936 1000 4.9
Asst. pharmacists 114 160 345 479 690 776 840 7.4
  1. *MoH stock in 2007 relative to stock in 1985 (times).
  2. Source: Annual Health Information Report 2007, Ministry of Health