This is a map of Serbia by districts (NUTS3 level) showing the total number of physicians, specialists of the surgical branches per 100,000 population in 2019, colour coded from light green (from less than 30) to dark green (to over 70).

This indicator shows the physical availability of physicians, specialists of the surgical branches to the population in the specific district, as one of potential indicators of medical desertification, and might become part of the index for medical desertification which will be formulated throughout research activities, between October 2021 and May 2022.

The districts with the lowest number of physicians, specialists of the surgical branches per 100,000 population are Sremski, Zapadnobački, Srednjebanatski, Mačvanski, Južnobamnatski, and Severnobački. The number of nurses-health technicians per 100,000 population in these districts ranges from 22 to 30.

Eventually, a mouse-over or clicking on a district will also present additional information about that district, such as the size of the population, it’s demographic composition or the percentage of unmet health needs. Also, information from our in-country research will be included as we go along.

The source of data is the Institute of Public Health of Serbia. Health Statistical Yearbook 2020.
Belgrade: IPHS, 2021.