So, in 2010 in Latvia was 7951 physician for all specialties in 2011 — 7987, 2012 — 7998, 2013, 7991, and in 2014 — already only 7727 doctors. In 2014 the number of physicians decreased by 264 specialists.

Also in Latvia, reduces the number of medical workers with secondary medical education, including nurses. In 2010 in Latvia there were 13 217 these experts, in 2014 — 11 678, ie for four years, the number of personnel was reduced by 1539 people.

At the same time, the number of specialists with higher medical professional education is growing — in 2010 there were 519 such specialists, in 2014 — already 889. A similar situation is observed with nurses with higher education. In 2010 had higher education 1090 nurses, and in 2014 — already 2028 nurses.

Also increased the number of residents and trainees in 2010 in Latvia was 463 resident and trainee, 2014— 589.