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Table. 1 Projected Supply and Demand for Physicians and Nurses

From: Projecting health labor market dynamics for a health system in transition: planning for a resilient health workforce in Saudi Arabia

Cadre Total Supply Saudi Supplya Overall Labor Market Demand Public Sector Demand
Number Density Number Density Number Density Number Density
Physicians
  2020 92,642 2.66 19,563 0.56 104,145 2.99 61,533 1.77
2030 138,635 3.53 34,914 0.89 120,099 3.05 70,368 1.79
Nurses
2020 177,556 5.10 20,744 0.60 203,040 5.83 145,004 4.17
  2030 260,719 6.63 33,705 0.86 236,415 6.01 166,184 4.23
Physicians + Nurses
  2020 270,198 7.76 40,307 1.16 307,185 8.82 206,537 5.95
2030 399,354 10.16 68,619 1.75 356,514 9.06 236,552 6.02
  1. Data source: Original calculations for this publication. Note: aThe Saudi supply of physicians and nurses is FTE-adjusted; the Saudi nurse supply includes only nurses with bachelor’s and advanced degree.