Physicians

Data on the number of physicians and generalist medical practitioners were derived from the Eurostat database (most recent data extracted for each country). The COVID-19 related deaths and active cases were obtained from https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/.

Intensity approach

This bar chart displays the number of cumulative COVID-19 related deaths in the past 21 days relative to the base capacity of physicians. The country-level base capacity is represented by two types of physicians: “all physicians” and “generalist medical practitioners”. The data is normalized to the situation in Italy on 11 March, 2020. As such, a score of 1 for a specific country and measure today, represents a pressure similar to Italy on 11 March on the base capacity of this country. Click on items in legend to toggle display of categories and/or hover over the bars to display the numbers.

Magnitude approach

This bar chart displays the number of active reported COVID-19 cases relative to the base capacity of physicians. The country-level base capacity is represented by two types of physicians: “all physicians” and “generalist medical practitioners”. The data is normalized to the situation in Italy on 11 March, 2020. As such, a score of 1 for a specific country and measure today, represents a pressure similar to Italy on 11 March on the base capacity of this country. Click on items in legend to toggle display of categories and/or hover over the bars to display the numbers.

Descriptive statistics

The number of medical doctors per 100 000 population. Click on items in legend to toggle display of categories and/or hover over the bars to display the numbers.