Tuesday, January 20, 2009

The Number of Paediatricians in Malaysia

According to Professor Lee Way Seah, President of the College of Paediatrics, Academy of Medicine of Malaysia, as of October 31, 2008, there are 217 paediatricians in Malaysia.
Of these 217, only 35 are in the public sector. The rest are in private practice.

The population of Malaysia is 25,274,132 (July 2008 est.) according to https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/print/my.html

This makes the paediatrician: population ratio as 1:116,470.65
That is a scary ratio!

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Paediatricians only take care of children, hence the ratio should be for children aged less than 18 years and not the entire Malaysian population.

3:45 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Agreed. Please do proper statistics and not to scare people

9:50 AM  

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