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Nurses represent the largest group (40%) of salaried staff in hospitals in 2020 with 54,287 full-time equivalents (FTE). However[1], the figures shown in the chart below vastly underestimate the activity of medical staff active in general hospitals. After all, many doctors are self-employed and are therefore not declared as salaried medical personnel.              


Number and percentage by category of professionals (in terms of FTEs) in 2020

The volume of FTEs (= Fulltime equivalents) increased by 4,198 FTEs (+3.22%) over the past 5 years. The largest increase is observed among medical salaried personnel (+26.62%). This increase is mainly due to the increase in the number of physician specialists in training.

Evolution of the volume of FTEs between 2016 and 2020


[1]Source: Finhosta