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Table 5 Country comparisons: Expenditure on health, and staff: population ratios, 2007

From: Continuity and change in human resources policies for health: lessons from Brazil

Country Total expenditure on health as % of GDP Per capita expenditure on health at average exchange rate (US $) Physicians per 10 000 population Pharmaceutical personnel per 10 000 population Dentistry personnel per 10 000 population Nursing and midwifery personnel per 10 000 population
Argentina 10 663 32 5 9 5
BRAZIL 8 606 17 6 12 29
Canada 10 4409 19 8 12 100
Chile 6 615 11 - 4 6
Malaysia 4 307 7 1 1 18
Mexico 6 564 29 8 14 40
Turkey 5 465 15 3 2 19
  1. Source: WHO World Health Statistics 2010 [19]