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Taiwan

       Taiwan CovID-19 fatality rate  end of Asia

National Insurance is in "a state of diseases"

Council on Foreign Relations, 2024-2-27: Taiwan's healthcare system, despite its affordability and accessibility, is financially unsustainable, further exacerbated by a rapidly aging population. The three parties will need to agree on how to secure the necessary financial and labor resources.

 

n Taiwan's hospital in 2024 Newsweek & Statista  "World's Best Hospitals"

World's Best Hospitals 2024
by Newsweek
comparison among Asia's countries

newsweek.com/rankings/worlds-best-hospitals-2024

world rank hospital country
9 Sheba Medical center Israel
11 Singapore General Hospital Singapore
18 The Univ. of Tokyo Hospital Japan
22 Asan Medical center S. Korea
24 St. Luke's Int'l Hospital Japan
34 Samsung Medical Center S. Korea
40 Severance Hospital Yonsei Univ. S. Korea
43 Seoul National Univ. Hospital S. Korea
45 Kameda Medical Center Japan
56 Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Australia
64 Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical center Israel
69 Kyushu Univ. Hospital Japan
79 National Univ. Hospital Singapore
81 Seoul National Univ. - Bundang Hospital S. Korea
86 Nagoya Univ. Hospital Japan
88 Center Hospital of the National Center for Global Health & medicine Japan
94 Gangnam Severance Hospital - Yonsei Univ. S. Korea
96 Kyoto Univ. Hospital Japan
97 The Alfred Australia
102 Royal Melbourne Hospital Parkville Australia
104 The Catholic Univ. Korea Seoul St. Mary's Hospital S. Korea
110 Tan Tock Seng Hospital Singapore
111 Keio Univ. Hospital Japan
113 All India Institute of Medical Science Delhi India
116 Mount Elizabeth - Orchard Singapore
120 Ajou Univ. Hospital S. Korea
130 Bumrungrad Int'l Hospital Thailand
134 Royal North Shore Hospital Australia
148 Inha Univ. Hospital S. Korea
152 Kangnuk Samsung Hospital S. Korea
156 Changi General (CGH) Singapore
158 Rabin Medical Center Israel
160 Korea Univ. Anam Hospital S. Korea
166 Medanta The Medicity India
167 Gleneagles Hospital Singapore
168 Toranomon Hospital Japan
170 The Cathilic Univ. Korea Yeouido St. Mary's Hospital S. Korea
172 Osaka Univ. Hospital Japan
177 Kurashiki Central Hospital Japan
186 Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi UAE
188 Juntendo Univ. Hospital Japan
189 St Vincent's Hospital Fitzroy Australia
201 Royal Brisbane & Women's Hospital Australia
206 Hokkaido Univ. Hospital Japan
208 KyungHee Univ. Medical Center S. Korea
212 Japanese Red Cross Medical center Japan
214 Chung-Ang Univ. Hospital S. Korea
218 Taipei Veterans General 台北榮總 Taiwan 台灣
222 Konkuk Univ. Medical Center S. Korea
223 Gleneagles Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
224 Kobe City Medical Center General Hospital Japan
225 Ewha Womans Univ. Medical Center S. Korea
229 King Faisal Specialist Hospital (KFSH&RC) Saudi Arabia
233 Sunway Medical Center Malaysia
235 Daegu Catholic Univ. Medical Center S. Korea
246 PGIMER - Postgraduate Institute Medical Education and Research India
score is based on an online survey of more than 85,000 medical experts and public data from post-hospitalization patient surveys on their general satisfaction. The score also considers metrics on things like hygiene and patient/doctor ratio as well as a Statista survey on whether hospitals use Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs)

 

comparison among Asian countries
Country/Ranks No.1~100 No.101~200 No.201~250 Total
Japan 7 5 3 15
S. Korea 6 6 5 17
Israel 2 1   3
Singapore 2 4   6
Australia 2 4   6
India   2 1 3
Thailand   1   1
UAE   1   1
Malaysia     2 2
Taiwan 台灣     1 1
Saudi Arabia     1 1
Total 19 24 13 56
China, HK not included in survey
in total, 11 Asian countries are
under survey

 

 

 

 

 

pic. : No.1 "physicians in Taiwan" on Microsoft Bing , 2024-5-2, 2023-11-13, 2023-10-5, 2023-5-1, 2023-3-26, 2023-1-1, 2022-7-21, 2022-7-1, 2022-4-23, 2022-3-12, 2022-2-17, 2022-1-24, 2021-12-31, 2021-11-11, 2021-9-6, 2021-8-20, 2021-8-7, 2021-7-18, 2021-7-11, 2021-6-29, 2021-6-24, 2021-5-31,  2021-5-25, 2021-4-27, 2021-4-10, 3-10-2021, 2-12-2021

 

pic. :  No.1 "medical Doctors in Taiwan" on Microsoft Bing , 2023-11-13, 2023-10-5, 2023-8-25, 2023-3-17, 2023-1-1, 2022-9-18, 2022-7-1, 2022-6-13, 2022-4-23, 2022-3-12, 2022-2-17,  2021-12-31, 2021-11-11, 2021-10-28, 2021-10-15, 2021-9-30,  2021-9-6, 2021-8-20, 2021-8-7, 2021-7-18, 2021-7-11, 2021-6-29, 2021-5-25, 2021-4-27, 2021-4-10,  3-10-2021, 2-12-2021, 8-17-2020, 8-5-2020; No.2 "medical Doctors in Taiwan" on Microsoft Bing , 2024-5-2  

 

 

 

 

Newsweek  2024   top 25 Taiwan hospitals
newsweek.com/rankings/worlds-best-hospitals-2024/taiwan

rank

hospitals

2024 score

2023 score, rank

1 Taipei Veterans General Hospital台北榮總 93.4% 97.05, No.2
2 NTU Hospital台大醫院 93.28 97.2%, No.1
3 Linkou Chang Gung Mem. 林口長庚 84.32 82.36, No.6
4 Taichung Veterans General 台中榮總 83.91 80.44, No.8
5 Kaoshiung Chang Gung Mem 高雄長庚 83.11 88.64
6 China Medical Univ. Hospital中國醫藥大學醫 82.55 82.58
7 Mackay Mem. Hospital馬偕 81.30 78.62
8 National Cheng Kung Univ. Hospital成大 81.20 82.72
9 Kaohsiung Medical Univ. Chung-Ho Mem. Hospital高雄醫大 78.81 76.30, No.16
10 Taoyuan Chang Gung Mem. Hospital 78.78 77.95
11 Taipei Tzu Chi General Hospital -  New Tpe新北慈濟 78.10 77.60
12 Taipei Chang Gung Mem. Hospital桃園長庚 77.90 80.76, No.7
13 Cathay General Hospital國泰醫院 77.69 79.16
14 Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital高雄榮總 77.33 78.97
15 Hualin Tzu Chi General Hospital花蓮慈濟 77.10 74.99, No.19
16 China Medical Univ. Beigang Hospital中國醫大北港分院 76.86 not top 20
17 Taipei Medical Univ. Hospital台北醫大 76.5 not top 20
18 NTU Hospital Yunlin台大雲林分院 75.94 not top 20
19 Far Eastern Mem. Hospital遠東 75.61 not top 20
20 Chung Shan Medical Univ. Hospital - Taichung中山醫大 75.30 75.58
21 Tri-Service General Hospital- Songshan三軍總醫 74.10 78.25, No.12
22 Taipei Municipal Wangfang Hospital萬芳 73.84 not top 20
23 Chi Mei Medical Center - Tainan奇美 73.69 76.61, No.15
24 Cathay General Hospital, Sijhih國泰 分院 73.51 not top 20
25 Cathay General Hospital, Hsinchu國泰新竹 73.11 not top 20

 

World's Best Specialized Hospitals 2024
by Newsweek
top hospitals - comparison among Asia's countries

newsweek.com/rankings/worlds-best-specialized-hospitals-2024

Oncology  
world rank hospital country
5 Samsung Medical Center S. Korea
6 Asan Medical center S. Korea
9 Seoul National Univ. Hospital S. Korea
14 Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre Australia
15 National Cancer Center Hospital Japan
27 Severance Hospital Yonsei Univ. S. Korea
29 The Catholic Univ. Korea Seoul St. Mary's Hospita S. Korea
33 Cancer Research Ariake Hospital Japan
39 National Cancer Center S. Korea
53 National Cancer Center Hospital East Japan
55 Keio Univ. Hospital Japan
64 The Univ. of Tokyo Hospital Japan
68  National Cancer Center Singapore (NCCS) Singapore
69 Seoul National Univ. - Bundang Hospital S. Korea
70 Hokkaido Univ. Hospital Japan
77 Kyoto Univ. Hospital Japan
97 Shizuoka Cancer Center Japan
105 Royal Brisbane & Women's Hospital Australia
110 Osaka Univ. Hospital Japan
114  St. Luke's Int'l Hospital Japan
120 Chonnam National Univ. - Hwasun Hospital S. Korea
129 Tohoku Univ. Hospital Japan
135 Tata Memorial Hospital India
143 Okayama Univ. Hospital Japan
147 National Hospital Organization Kyushu Cancer Center Japan
148 Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Australia
150 Austin Hospital Australia
151 Nagoya Univ. Hospital Japan
152 Korea Cancer center Hospital S. Korea
155 Kyushu Univ. Hospital Japan
164 Changi General Hospital Singapore
168 Gangnam Severance Hospital - Yonsei Univ.  S. Korea
181 Korea Univ. Guro Hospital S. Korea
188 Chiba Univ. Hospital Japan
189 Juntendo Univ. Hospital Japan
194 Westmead Hospital Australia
201 Apollo Hospital - Chennai India
202 Ajou Univ. Hospital S. Korea
204 Hadassah Medical Center Mount Scopus Israel
205 Sheba Medical Center Israel
206 All India Institute of Medical Sciences - Delhi India
211 Osaka City Univ. Hospital Japan
212 Konkuk Univ. Medical Canter S. Korea
218 Kangbuk Samsung Hospital S. Korea
234 National Univ. Hospital (NUH) / National U. Cancer Institute Singapore
241 Hadassah Univ. Hospital - Ein Kerem Israel
242 CSingapore General Hospital (SGH) Singapore
243 Aichi Medical Univ. Hospital Japan

 

Cardiology  
world rank hospital country
14 National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center Japan
33 Asan Medical center S. Korea
39 Prince Charles Hospital Australia
46 Sheba Medical Centre Israel

 

Cardiac Surgery  
world rank hospital country
12 The Univ. of Tokyo Hospital Japan
24 National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center Japan
33 Sakakibara Heart Institute Japan
41 Royal Melbourne Hospital - Parkville Australia

 

Gastroenterology  
world rank hospital country
5 Asan Medical Center S. Korea
9 Samsung Medical Center S. Korea
12 The Catholic Univ. Korea - Seoul St. Mary's Hospital Japan
38 Severance Hospital - Yonsei Univ. S. Korea
41 Korea univ. - Anam Hospital S. Korea
45 Sheba Medical Center Israel
50 Seoul National univ. Hospital S. Korea

 

Neurosurgery  
world rank hospital country
14 Univ. of Tokyo Hospital Japan
23 Severance Hospital - Yonsei Univ. S. Korea
33 Gangnam Severance Hospital - Yonsei Univ. S. Korea
42 Sheba Medical Center Israel
46 Kyoto Univ. Hospital Japan

 

Pulmonology  
world rank hospital country
28 Samsung Medical Center S. Korea
32 Asan Medical Center S. Korea
37 Seoul National Univ. Hospital S. Korea
38  Univ. Tokyo Hospital Japan
41 Severance Hospital - Yonsei Univ. S. Korea
42 Inha Univ. Hospital S. Korea
44 Center Hospital of the National Center for Global Heath and medicine Japan
48 Changi General Hospital (CGH) Singapore

 

nTaiwan ranks No. 249 in World's Best Hospitals by Newsweek and Statista in 2023
Newsweek:
Among the hallmarks of great hospitals, however, are not just first-class care, first-class research and first-class innovation. The very best institutions also share another quality: consistency. The world's best hospitals consistently attract the best people and provide the best outcomes for patients as well as the most important new therapies and research.
 

World's Best Hospitals 2023
by Newsweek
comparison among Asia's countries

newsweek.com/rankings/worlds-best-hospitals-2023

Asia's rank

country

total number of top 250  hospitals

1 Japan 18
2 S. Korea 18
3 Australia 7
4 Singapore 5
5 Israel 3
6 India 3
7 Thailand 1
8 UAE 1
9 Taiwan 1
Asia's China, etc are not included in survey list - 28 countries
Taiwan's NTU Hospital ranks world no. 249, behind selected hospitals of Thai. and UAE 

 

 

 

pic. : No.2 "medical Doctors in Taiwan" on Yandex, 2024-5-2; No.1  "physicians in Taiwan" on Yandex Russia at  2024-2-28, 2024-1-15, 2024-1-1, 2023-11-13, 2023-10-5, 2023-8-25, 2023-8-8, 2023-6-24, 2023-5-1, 2023-4-28, 2023-3-16, 2023-3-17, 2022-6-30, 2022-6-12, 2022-5-27, 2022-4-22, 2022-3-11, 2022-2-16,  2022-1-23,  2021-12-30, 2021-11-12,  2021-10-27, 2021-10-14, 2021-9-29, 2021-9-6, 2021-8-20, 2021-8-7, 2021-7-18, 2021-7-11, 2021-6-29

 

 

pic. The website-group ranks No.1   "physicians in Taiwan"  on US Google at  2024-2-28, 2024-1-16, 2024-1-1, 2023-11-11, 2023-10-1, 2023-8-25, 2023-8-8, 2023-6-24, 2023-3-26; No.1   "physicians in Taiwan"  on US Google at 2022-9-19, 2022-7-1, 2022-6-13, 2022-5-28, 2022-4-23, 2022-3-12, 2022-2-17,  2022-1-24,  2021-12-31, 2021-11-11, 2021-10-15, 2021-9-30,  2021-9-6, 2021-8-30, 2021-8-20, 2021-8-14, 2021-8-8, 2021-7-31, 2021-7-23, 2021-7-18, 2021-7-11, 2021-6-29, 2021-6-24, 2021-6-4, 2021-4-28, 2021-4-23, 2021-4-18, 2021-4-10, 2-14-2021, 3-8-2021; No.2 at 2021-10-28 ; among top ranks at 2023-1-1 ; top 3 "physicians in Taiwan" on US Google, 2023-3-17;  

 

 

World's Best Hospitals 2023
by Newsweek
comparison among Asia's countries

newsweek.com/rankings/worlds-best-hospitals-2023

world rank hospital country
9 Singapore General Hospital Singapore
11 Sheba Medical center Israel
17 The Univ. of Tokyo Hospital Japan
28 St. Luke's Int'l Hospital Japan
29 Asan Medical center S. Korea
40 Samsung Medical Center S. Korea
47 Kameda Medical Center Japan
49 Seoul National Univ. Hospital S. Korea
66 Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Australia
67 Severance Hospital Yonsei Univ. S. Korea
68 Kyushu Univ. Hospital Japan
69 Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical center Israel
73 Center Hospital of the National Center for Global Health & medicine Japan
91 The Catholic Univ. Korea Seoul St. Mary's Hospital S. Korea
93 Seoul National Univ. - Bundang Hospital S. Korea
96 National Univ. Hospital Singapore
98 The Alfred Australia
105 Mount Elizabeth - Orchard Singapore
108 Keio Univ. Hospital Japan
112 Kyoto Univ. Hospital Japan
118 Nagoya Univ. Hospital Japan
119 Ajou Univ. Hospital S. Korea
122 All India Institute of Medical Science Delhi India
130 Tan Tock Seng Hospital Singapore
133 Gangnam Severance Hospital - Yonsei Univ. S. Korea
135 Gleneagles Hospital Singapore
140 Kangnuk Samsung Hospital S. Korea
142 The Cathilic Univ. Korea Yeouido St. Mary's Hospital S. Korea
144 Korea Univ. Anam Hospital S. Korea
150 Royal North Shore Hospital Australia
163 Medanta The Medicity India
168 Kurashiki Central Hospital Japan
175 Toranomon Hospital Japan
178 Rabin Medical Center Israel
181 Juntendo Univ. Hospital Japan
182 Bumrungrad Int'l Hospital Thailand
188 Royal Melbourne Hospital Parkville Australia
190 Japanese Red Cross Medical center Japan
190 Chung-Ang Univ. Hospital S. Korea
192 Inha Univ. Hospital S. Korea
196 Osaka Univ. Hospital Japan
199 Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi UAE
202 Hokkaido Univ. Hospital Japan
202 Ewha Womans Univ. Medical Center S. Korea
207 Royal Brisbane & Women's Hospital Australia
208 St Vincent's Hospital Fitzroy Australia
212 Kobe City Medical Center General Hospital Japan
222 Jikei Univ. Hospital Japan
224 Gold Coast Univ. Hospital Australia
229 KyungHee Univ. Medical Center S. Korea
233 Konkuk Univ. Medical Center S. Korea
242 Kyorin Univ. Hospital Japan
243 Daegu Catholic Univ. Medical Center S. Korea
246 Yokohama Municipal Citizen's Hospital Japan
247 Chungnam National Univ. Hospital S. Korea
249 National Taiwan Univ. Hospital Taiwan
250 Apollo Hospital Chennai India

Opinion - Why is Taiwan behind ?

(1)
 United Daily (2023-3-14): The death rate of severe CovID patients in Taiwan is more than 85% udn.com/news/story/120940/7029331?from=udn_ch2cate6638sub120940_pulldownmenu_v2   Taiwan got highest CovID death rate in Asia and entire world again and again. /  "Medicine should be prescribed but not prescribed, medicine should be taken but not taken",  bad record of "failure to administer CovID remedy/medicine in time" Bloomberg, 2021-7-25: Taiwan's medical care system is also run on a tight budget to keep costs affordable Newsweek: These are challenging times for hospitals. COVID-19 put unprecedented stress on health systems.

(2) Not patient-centered /  not easy to register clinic, 2-5 minutes for clinic diagnosis,
7-10 waiting days in emergency room to be hospitalized, shortage of some excellent medicines and newest equipments, the number of MDs per 10000 is very low, turnover rate of the nurses is high, some chronic disease items' score very low, poor internationalization, national health insurance issue, not to value privacy, medical disputes,  not enough resource for rural patients and the disadvantaged... for details pls. read the web-pages below

 

 

WHO -  number of MDs per 10,000 population

country MD/10000 country MD/10000 country MD/10000
Sweden 70.616  Iceland 38.914 Ukraine (2014) 29.898
Belgium (2021) 62.6  Mongolia(2018) 38.594 UAE 28.8
Norway 51.684  Nederland 38.4 Saudi Arabia 27.885
Spain 45.8  Russia 38.271  Japan 26.141
Germany (2021) 45.2  N. Korea (2017) 36.709 S Korea 25.078
Finland 43.3  Israel 36.5 Qatar (2018) 25
Italy (2021) 41.3 US 35.55 Singapore(2019) 24.3
Australia 41.108 NZ(2021) 35.162 China 23.873
Ireland 40.622 40.622 France 33.2 Malaysia 22.281
Kazakhstan 40.277 UK(2021) 31.711 Taiwan about 21.7

who.int/data/gho/data/indicators/indicator-details/GHO/medical-doctors-(per-10-000-population)    data.who.int/indicators/i/217795A    statistics 2020 (mostly)

 

Top 20 Taiwan's hospitals by Newsweek  2023
newsweek.com/rankings/worlds-best-hospitals-2023

Taiwan's rank

top 20 Taiwan's hospitals

score

1 NTU Hospital 97.2%
2 Taipei Veterans General Hospital 97.05
3 Kaoshiung Chang Gung Mem Hospital 88.64
4 National Cheng Hung Univ. Hospital 82.72
5 China Medical Univ. Hospital 82.58
6 Linkou Chang Gung Mem. Hospital 82.36
7 Taipei Chang Gung Mem. Hospital 80.76
8 Taichung Veterans Genral Hospital 80.44
9 Cathay General Hospital 79.16
10 Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital 78.97
11 Mackay Mem. Hospital 78.62
12 Tri-Service General Hospital- Songshan 78.25
13 Taoyuan Chang Gung Mem. Hospital 77.95
14 Taipei Tzu Chi General Hospital -  New Tpe 77.60
15 Chi Mei Medical Center - Tainan 76.61
16 Kaohsiung Medical Univ. Chung-Ho Mem. Hospita; 76.30
17 Chung Shan Medical Univ. Hospital - Taichung 75.58
18 Taipei Municipal Wangfang Hospital 75.23
19 Hualin Tzu Chi General Hospital 74.99
20 Chiayi Chang Gung Mem. Hospital - Puzi 74.22

 

  Taiwan's rankings in medical education

In Nature Index 2023, "Health Science" , National Taiwan University ranks No.32 among universities in Asiabehind China, S. Korea, Japan, Singapore etc.  In Times Higher Education, "Medicine and Dentistry" National Taiwan University ranks No.152Taiwan's Taipei Medical University ranks No. 401-500, Cheng-Kung University ranks No. 501-600 In US News "Best Universities for Clinical Medicine",  National Taiwan University ranks behind China, S. Korea, Japan, Singapore etc. 

 

  Taiwan's higher education rankings

In Times Higher Education 2024, National Taiwan University ranks behind Asian countries - China, Singapore, Japan, Hong Kong, S. Korea.   In Quacquarelli Symonds,QS  UK 2024, National Taiwan University ranks behind Asian countries - China, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, S. Korea, Malaysia.  In CWUR 2023 National Taiwan University ranks behind countries of Asia & Pacific, Japan, S. Korea, China, Australia, Israel, Singapore.   In Nature Index 2023, National Taiwan University ranks No.208 behind China, Japan, Singapore, S. Korea, Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, India.    full text

 

CTS TV News  (2024-1-16  華視資訊): The average age of obstetrician and gynecologist is so high that Taiwan may need some Doctors from East-South Asia.  Furthermore, There are shortages of MDs in Internal Medicine(內科)surgical(外科)obstetrics and gynecology(婦產科)Pediatrics(兒科)、Emergency (急診科).   United Daily (2024-3-9): 聯合報 (2024-3-9): Due to the National Health Insurance, 200+ regional hospitals were closed,  today's Taiwan medical systems look like a "M" shape.   Now some more large hospitals are upgraded by the gov. to the medical center hospitals, which may further extrude small-size hospitals and it will be harder to put Hierarchic Care system  into practice. udn.com/news/story/7339/7819075?from=udn_ch2cate6643sub7339_pulldownmenu_v2

 

nPhysicians and medical personnel in Taiwan 

Statista: Number of medical personnel in Taiwan as of 2022, by type, released in 2023
statista.com/statistics/946929/taiwan-number-of-medical-personnel-by-type/

medical type number of personnel
Reg. nurses and professional nurses 185,778
Physicians 53,063
Pharmacists and assistant Pharmacists 36,336
Dentists 15,996
Medical technologists and technicians 10,400
Physical therapists and technicians, occupational therapists and technicians 14,121
Doctors of Chinese medicine 7,671
Dietians 3,588
Midwives and Reg. professional midwives 201
 

 

Statista: Number of medical personnel in Taiwan as of 2020, by type, Jan 27, 2022
statista.com/statistics/946929/taiwan-number-of-medical-personnel-by-type/

medical type number of personnel
Reg. nurses and professional nurses 178,498
Physicians 51,045
Pharmacists and assistant Pharmacists 35,734
Dentists 15,429
Medical technologists and technicians 10,179
Physical therapists and technicians, occupational therapists and technicians 9,073
Doctors of Chinese medicine 7,302
Dietians 3,405
Midwives and Reg. professional midwives 192
Dental assistants 29
At the end of 2021, there were approximately 183.3 thousand registered and professional nurses employed in Taiwan

 

                             Statista: Num. of physicians in Taiwan from '12 to '22           
    https://www.statista.com/statistics/860217/taiwan-physician-number/

yr

2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022

number

40,938 41,965 42,961 44,006 44,849 46,356 47,471 49,542 51045 52175 53063

increase

  1,027 996 1,045 843 1,507 1,115 2,071 1503 1130 888
 

     Statista: Number of medical personnel density in Taiwan from 2009 to 2019 
Number of medical personnel per 10,000 inhabitants    
          statista.com/statistics/324725/taiwan-medical-personnel-density/      published 2022-1-27

yr

2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019

number

101.02 104.12 107.75 110.78 113.7 115.88 119.41 122.84 127.18 132.64 138.41

 

n news
☉ Taiwan's United Daily (2023-11-14): In recent years, there has been a massive exodus of nursing staff, with nearly 5,000 nurses every year, resulting in a serious shortage of manpower at the care site. However, the government has turned a blind eye to this and has placed a lot of risks and responsibilities on CovID front-line nurses, without paying their subsidies. Furthermore, in order to make up for the manpower gap of nursing staff, the national nursing examination (護理國考) has lowered the threshold; the proportion of more difficult subjects such as "Basic Medicine"(「基礎醫學」) has been reduced from 20% to 10%, regardless of the quality of medical care...

 Taiwan's United Daily (2024-5-1): There is no penalty for those hospitals violating the official ratio of patients per nurse .  udn.com/news/story/7339/7934560?from=udn_ch2cate6643sub7339_pulldownmenu_v2

 

Yahoo (2023-11-20) Taiwan News Formosa (2023-11-19)
medical personnel protest the government's expansion of of enrollment quotas in medical schools... (濫開學校招生名額,崩壞已經超飽和醫事人力,完全無視「總量管制原則」)  tw.news.yahoo.com/黑十字運動-凱道的醫事人員怒火抗議-083200983.html medical personnel are still overworked due to a staff shortage. Despite an expansion of enrollment quotas in medical schools' departments of traditional Chinese medicine, pharmacy, and nursing, as well as the lowering of the threshold for passing the national doctors exams, the demand is still greater than the supply. This has led to a medical workers’ protest on Sunday. The rally in front of the Presidential Office Building was jointly conducted by medical workers from five branches of medicine.   .youtube.com/watch?v=hMada7WkFcU 

 

☉ Taiwan's United Daily (2023-11-13): There is a serious shortage of Medical-Doctor officers in the military troops. However, the National Defense Medical Center cannot increase enrollment because the medical field and educational circles are unwilling to relax the total quota control (不願放寬總量管制).
 

☉ United Daily(2023-8-25): Taiwan's hospitals reject cancer patients being hospitalized under the status of National Health Insurance to avoid the authority turning down hospital's application for payment by the strategy of a sum and canceling after confirming.  Many patients faced with the dilemma of being unable to afford expensive cancer medicines because the policy of private insurance companies does not cover out-of-pocket medicine expenses.  udn.com/news/story/7266/7393297?from=redpush

 

The OECD Library : physicians per 1,000 people
main countries in OECD
OECD average: 3.6

oecd-ilibrary.org/sites/b39949d7-en/index.html?itemId=/content/component/b39949d7-en

rankings country  Practising Doctors
per 1,000 people (2019)
1 Greece 6.2
2 Austria 5.3
3 Portugal 5.3
4 Norway 5.0
6 Spain 4.4
7 Germany 4.4
8 Swiss 4.4
9 Sweden 4.3
10 Denmark 4.2
11 Russia 4.2
13 Italy 4.1
15 Australia 3.8
16 Nederland 3.7
20 New Zealand 3.4
  Israel 3.3
  France 3.2
  Belgium 3.2
  UK 3.0
  Canada 2.7
  USA 2.6
  Japan 2.5
  S. Korea 2.5
  China 2.2
  Turkey 2.0
  India 0.9
  Indonesia 0.5

The World Bank : physicians per 10,000 people


main countries in Asia & Pacific

 

data.worldbank.org/indicator/SH.MED.PHYS.ZS

Asia's rankings country  physicians
per 10,000 people
1 Mongolia 39 (2018)
2 Australia 38 (2018)
3 N Korea 37 (2017)
4 New Zealand 34 (2018)
5 Saudi Arabia 26 (2018)
6 UAE 25 (2018)
7 Japan 25 (2018)
8 S. Korea 24 (2018)
9 Singapore 23 (2016)
10 China 20 (2017)
11 Malaysia 15 (2015)
12 India 9 (2019)
13 Thai 9  (2019)
14 Vietnam 8  (2016)
15 Myanmar 7 (2019)
16 Philippines 6 (2017)
17 Indonesia 5 (2019)
18 Lao PDR 4 (2017)


 

Wikipedia (2021-5-5) and Liberty Times (2020-1-6),  Taiwan's doctor-to-population ratio (see pic. below) almost hit lowest in Asia WEF<Travel and tourism competitiveness report> (released at 9-4-2019): Taiwan's Health & Hygiene (including "physicians density" ) score 6.0 is worse than that of  Japan,  Korea, and Australia, Mongolia.   According to  WEF <Travel and tourism competitiveness report> (released at 4-6-2017), Taiwan's "Physician density" ranks world No. 65 (No. 57 in 2015's report).  
CommonWealth, 2022-4-12: Taiwan has an average 21.7 physicians per 10,000 population, which lags far behind the median of 33.6 physicians for the OECD countries (only Turkey is behind Taiwan).  In terms of healthcare's share of the national budget, which stands at 11 percent, behind the OECD average of 15 percent, which constricts the industry's growth potential...10- physicians per 10,000 inhabitantsdoes not even meet the lowest standard of the World Health Organization.  english.cw.com.tw/article/article.action?id=3198#:~:text=Taiwan%20has%20an%20average%2021.7,physicians%20for%20the%20OECD%20countries.

 

 


pic. :  No.1 "physicians in Taiwan" on Yandex of Russia,
 test at 2024-1-1, 2023-11-13, 2023-10-1, 2023-8-25, 2023-6-22, 2023-4-1, 2022-11-1, 2022-10-21, 2022-7-21, 2022-7-1, 2022-6-12, 2022-5-28, 2022-4-23, 2022-3-12, 2022-2-17,
2022-1-24, 2021-12-31, 2021-11-11,
2021-10-28, 2021-10-15, 2021-9-30, 2021-9-6, 2021-8-20, 2021-8-7,  2021-7-18, 2021-7-11, 2021-6-29, 2021-6-24, 2021-6-16; No.2 at 2023-1-1, 2022-9-19

 

 

 

pic. : This websites group  was ranked No.1 on Yandex of Russia  by keyword "medical Doctors in Taiwan"  test at  2024-1-1, 2023-10-5, 2023-8-25, 2023-8-8, 2023-6-24, 2022-1-24, 2021-12-31, 2021-11-11, 2021-10-28, 2021-10-15, 2021-7-18, 2021-7-11, 2021-6-29, 2021-6-16; No.2 at 2023-11-13, 2022-3-12, 2022-2-17

 

 

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Lancet, 2023-6-24  : lots of arguments have emerged about applying artificial intelligence to medical education in Taiwan - whether quickly produced new doctors have sufficient humanity in clinical practice.    thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(23)00506-8/fulltext
SKY News Australia, 2023-5-4: Australian student Alex Shorey has been fighting for his life after consuming rat poison in early April – the ingestion led to internal bleeding and organ failure The 24-year-old's family raised over $200,000 dollars to charter a specialised medical evacuation which flew him from Taiwan to Brisbane where he was taken to hospital for further treatment.   msn.com/en-au/news/other/poisoned-australian-student-returns-home-from-taiwan/ar-AA1aHCva  NEWS Australia, 2023-5-4:  https://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-updates/incidents/queensland-student-alex-shorey-medically-evacuated-from-taiwan-after-being-poisoned-with-rat-poison/news-story/5464851d30c3808c356c2afa9d7c7fb0  
DailyMail (UK), 2023-4-28:  Young Australian student on his dream overseas exchange program is fighting for his life in Taiwan after eating food laced with rat poison.  His Doctor father said: "He had been misdiagnosed in Taiwan with an immune disorder".  Alex is at the Taipei Medical University Hospital ..."The medical services in Taiwan don't currently have the right treatments or drugs to stabilise his condition, Alex's condition has grown worse and he needs to be flown to the Royal Prince Albert Hospital in Sydney via a specialised medical flight retrieval service".  dailymail.co.uk/news/article-12023841/Toowoomba-student-exchange-Taiwan-fighting-life-eating-food-laced-rat-poison.html  

 

nCovID-19 in Taiwan 

New York Times,  2023-2-16 News briefing
CovID death per 100,000 people since 2020;
comparison among main Asian countries

Australia Taiwan S. Korea Indonesia Japan New Zealand Singapore China (official count)
74 70 65 59 55 50 30 6
China's official toll includes only infected people who died in hospitals

 

New York Times,  Feb. 23, 2023  12:12pm
Taiwan's death rate still ranks world No.1
nytimes.com/interactive/2021/world/covid-cases.html

world rank country cases per 100,000 14 days changed deaths per 100,000
1 Taiwan 67 -34% 0.25
6 Australia 10 -16 0.11
7 Japan 14 -54 0.10
23 NZ 24 -7 0.06
31 Hong Kong - - 0.04
35 S. Korea 20 -26 0.03
64 Malaysia <1 -14 <0.01
about 170 Singapore 0 -100 -
about 200 China - -100 -
world No. 66 Thailand,  No. 67 UAE,  No. 68 Indonesia,  71 Pakistan,  72 India,  80  Bangladesh,  127 Cambodia,  133 Laos,   147 Macao

 

Taiwanese government said at 2023-2-6 that the pandemic of third wave started from middle Dec. 2022, the number of deaths and the curve is relatively smooth; however, Taiwan's deaths per 100,000 ranked No.1 among main Asia countries since Oct. 2022, and then jumped to world No.1 at Feb. 2023.   Taiwanese government said (2023-2-17) the pandemic is ending, but the death rate at 2023-2-23 is still world No.1, cases per 100,000 ranks world No.2  (next to Nauru), according to New York Times.

 

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