By Jill Arnold
The following table is the head count of OB-GYNs and midwives reported by OECD countries for 2009-2011. See legend and definitions below.
b Break in series
d Difference in methodology
Midwives licensed to practice have acquired the requisite education and qualifications to be registered and/or legally licensed to practice midwifery. They include both practising and other (non-practising) midwives.
Practising midwives provide services directly to patients.
Professionally active midwives include practising and other (non-practising) midwives for whom their education is a prerequisite for the execution of the job.
Data extracted on 17 Dec 2012 00:43 UTC (GMT) from OECD.Stat
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