Munich - The State Medical Association published new structural data on medical care in Bavaria on the occasion of the 71st Bavarian Medical Congress in Augsburg in mid-October. According to this, the number of all registered doctors between September 30, 2011 and September 30, 2012 rose by 2.6 percent from 73,693 to 75,621. Of these, 42,938 are men and 32,683 women. The number of doctors increased by 1.4 percent last year and that of women doctors by 4.2 percent. The number of employed medical professionals rose from 54,994 to 56,173 during the period.
That is an increase of 2.1 percent. However, these values refer to the pure number of people. The duration of the activity is not taken into account, for example the statistics do not differentiate between full-time and part-time activities. "This means that no information can be given on the density of doctors in Bavaria," the chamber said.
Of all doctors, 24,784 (32.8 percent) were in practice at the end of September 2012 and 26,384 (34, 9 percent) work in the inpatient area. 3,604 (previous year: 3,202) doctors were employed in one practice, which is an increase of 12.6 percent. 6.6 percent of all doctors worked in other fields of activity, for example the public health service or the armed forces. 17,458 doctors were without medical activity, of which 10,677 or 14.1 percent of all doctors were retired.
Of the doctors working in practice, 5,453 were general practitioners, 1,002 general practitioners and 13,548 doctors with other specialist designations. 1,177 doctors did not have specialist title. In hospitals there were 12,336 doctors with specialist title and 11,990 doctors without specialist title.
The average age in Bavaria is 53.05 years in the outpatient sector and 41.39 years in the inpatient sector.