Albania with highest level of diseases and lower number of doctors in Europe

 The European Health Index (EHCI) ranked Albania in the red zone of the European map as the most problematic country in the health sector.

The index notes that Albania has very limited sources of health care. Albanians go to the doctor only when they are in grave condition, thus the waiting time in Albania is not a big problem. Albania, Romania and Bulgaria are suffering from an outdated health facility, with a high and costly proportion relating to patient care, is quoted in the rating.

According to measurements from national and international data like WHO via Global Health Data, Albania has the highest level of disease in the Region, and on the other hand has the lowest number of doctors per inhabitant.


According to the EHCI index, Albania has 130 doctors per 100,000 inhabitants, the lowest level in 35 countries in Europe. While Greece is the country with the highest number of doctors, with about 620 per 100 thousand inhabitants.

Compared to 2008-2013, from all Health Centers by geographic areas defined in the contract, for 2016 there is an increase in average daily number of doctor visits from 7.2% in 2008 to 10.8% in 2016

Albania also has the lowest PPP purchasing power ratios - $ 600 per patient per year - compared to over $ 6,000 in Norway, Switzerland and Luxembourg.
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