Identification of the healthcare professionals

During the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare professionals have needed protective equipment so that they can safely care for patients. These protective materials are distributed both within hospitals and by employers within healthcare institutions. However, it is also essential to provide the necessary equipment to healthcare professionals active in the outpatient sector.

To ensure efficient distribution of this equipment, the first step was to identify these healthcare professionals. The ‘Healthcare professions & Occupations’ department of the FPS HSFCE compiled a list of healthcare professionals working in the outpatient sector. To this end, various data sources were brought together from the FPS HSFCE, the NIHDI, the National Institute for the Social Security of the Self-Employed (NISSE) and the National Social Security Office (NSSO).

Based on this exercise, a list of 158,704 healthcare professionals active in the outpatient sector was drawn up.

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 NUMBER OF CARE PROVIDERS ACTIVE IN AMBULATORY CARE (MARCH/APRIL 2021)