How many neurosurgeons are there in the world?
49,940 neurosurgeonsBased on our results, we can conclude that there are currently approximately 49,940 neurosurgeons worldwide. All geographic regions seem to have increased availability of neurosurgeons over the past decade, with Southeast Asia experiencing the greatest growth. Jan 4, 2019
Data for 198 countries were collected (158) or interpolated (40). The global total number of neurosurgeons was estimated at 49,940. Overall, neurosurgeon density ranged from 0 to 58.95 (standardized to per 1,000,000 population) with a median of 3.56 (IQR 0.29–8.26). Thirty-three countries were found to have no neurosurgeons (zero). The highest density, 58.95, was in Japan, where 7495 neurosurgeons are taking care of a population of 127,131,800.