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People > Hospital bed density: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: This entry provides the number of hospital beds per 1,000 people; it serves as a general measure of inpatient service availability. Hospital beds include inpatient beds available in public, private, general, and specialized hospitals and rehabilitation centers. In most cases, beds for both acute and chronic care are included. Because the level of inpatient services required for individual countries depends on several factors - such as demographic issues and the burden of disease - there is no global target for the number of hospital beds per country. So, while 2 beds per 1,000 in one country may be sufficient, 2 beds per 1,000 in another may be woefully inadequate because of the number of people hospitalized by disease.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Monaco 16.5 beds/1,000 population 2011
2 Japan 13.7 beds/1,000 population 2009
3 North Korea 13.2 beds/1,000 population 2002
4 Belarus 11.1 beds/1,000 population 2011
5 South Korea 10.3 beds/1,000 population 2009
6 Russia 9.7 beds/1,000 population 2006
7 Ukraine 8.7 beds/1,000 population 2009
8 Germany 8.3 beds/1,000 population 2010
=9 Austria 7.6 beds/1,000 population 2010
=9 Kazakhstan 7.6 beds/1,000 population 2009
11 Hungary 7.2 beds/1,000 population 2010
12 Czech Republic 7 beds/1,000 population 2010
=13 Lithuania 6.8 beds/1,000 population 2010
=13 Mongolia 6.8 beds/1,000 population 2011
=15 France 6.6 beds/1,000 population 2010
=15 Barbados 6.6 beds/1,000 population 2010
=15 Poland 6.6 beds/1,000 population 2010
=18 Bulgaria 6.5 beds/1,000 population 2010
=18 Belgium 6.5 beds/1,000 population 2011
20 Slovakia 6.4 beds/1,000 population 2010
=21 Ethiopia 6.3 beds/1,000 population 2011
=21 Gabon 6.3 beds/1,000 population 2010
=21 Romania 6.3 beds/1,000 population 2010
24 Moldova 6.2 beds/1,000 population 2011
25 Croatia 6 beds/1,000 population 2011
=26 East Timor 5.9 beds/1,000 population 2010
=26 Finland 5.9 beds/1,000 population 2010
28 Iceland 5.8 beds/1,000 population 2007
29 Tuvalu 5.6 beds/1,000 population 2001
30 Tajikistan 5.5 beds/1,000 population 2011
=31 Luxembourg 5.4 beds/1,000 population 2010
=31 Serbia 5.4 beds/1,000 population 2009
=33 Estonia 5.3 beds/1,000 population 2010
=33 Latvia 5.3 beds/1,000 population 2010
European Union average (profile) 5.3 beds/1,000 population 2010
35 Cuba 5.1 beds/1,000 population 2011
36 Switzerland 5 beds/1,000 population 2010
37 Greece 4.9 beds/1,000 population 2009
=38 Palau 4.8 beds/1,000 population 2010
=38 Saint Kitts and Nevis 4.8 beds/1,000 population 2011
=38 Kyrgyzstan 4.8 beds/1,000 population 2011
=41 Netherlands 4.7 beds/1,000 population 2009
=41 Nepal 4.7 beds/1,000 population 2009
=43 Republic of Macedonia 4.6 beds/1,000 population 2010
=43 Slovenia 4.6 beds/1,000 population 2010
=43 Azerbaijan 4.6 beds/1,000 population 2011
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 4.6 beds/1,000 population 2010
=46 Uzbekistan 4.5 beds/1,000 population 2010
=46 Argentina 4.5 beds/1,000 population 2011
48 Malta 4.4 beds/1,000 population 2011
49 Maldives 4.3 beds/1,000 population 2009
50 Turkmenistan 4.1 beds/1,000 population 2011
=51 Montenegro 4 beds/1,000 population 2010
=51 Armenia 4 beds/1,000 population 2011
=53 Australia 3.9 beds/1,000 population 2010
=53 San Marino 3.9 beds/1,000 population 2011
=55 Dominica 3.8 beds/1,000 population 2011
=55 China 3.8 beds/1,000 population 2011
57 Libya 3.7 beds/1,000 population 2009
58 Seychelles 3.6 beds/1,000 population 2011
=59 Bosnia and Herzegovina 3.5 beds/1,000 population 2010
=59 Denmark 3.5 beds/1,000 population 2010
=59 Lebanon 3.5 beds/1,000 population 2009
=59 Italy 3.5 beds/1,000 population 2010
=59 Cyprus 3.5 beds/1,000 population 2010
=59 Grenada 3.5 beds/1,000 population 2011
=65 Mauritius 3.4 beds/1,000 population 2011
=65 Portugal 3.4 beds/1,000 population 2010
=65 Israel 3.4 beds/1,000 population 2011
68 Norway 3.3 beds/1,000 population 2010
=69 Canada 3.2 beds/1,000 population 2010
=69 Ireland 3.2 beds/1,000 population 2010
=69 Spain 3.2 beds/1,000 population 2010
=69 Federated States of Micronesia 3.2 beds/1,000 population 2009
=73 Suriname 3.1 beds/1,000 population 2010
=73 The Bahamas 3.1 beds/1,000 population 2010
=73 Sri Lanka 3.1 beds/1,000 population 2004
=76 United Kingdom 3 beds/1,000 population 2010
=76 United States 3 beds/1,000 population 2010
=76 Uruguay 3 beds/1,000 population 2011
=79 Georgia 2.9 beds/1,000 population 2011
=79 Sao Tome and Principe 2.9 beds/1,000 population 2011
=81 South Africa 2.8 beds/1,000 population 2005
=81 Brunei 2.8 beds/1,000 population 2011
=83 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 2.7 beds/1,000 population 2011
=83 Sweden 2.7 beds/1,000 population 2010
=83 Marshall Islands 2.7 beds/1,000 population 2010
=83 Singapore 2.7 beds/1,000 population 2011
=83 Namibia 2.7 beds/1,000 population 2009
88 Tonga 2.6 beds/1,000 population 2010
=89 Turkey 2.5 beds/1,000 population 2010
=89 Andorra 2.5 beds/1,000 population 2009
=91 Panama 2.4 beds/1,000 population 2010
=91 Albania 2.4 beds/1,000 population 2011
=93 New Zealand 2.3 beds/1,000 population 2011
=93 Brazil 2.3 beds/1,000 population 2011
=95 Saudi Arabia 2.2 beds/1,000 population 2009
=95 Vietnam 2.2 beds/1,000 population 2010
=95 Comoros 2.2 beds/1,000 population 2006
=98 Swaziland 2.1 beds/1,000 population 2011
=98 Thailand 2.1 beds/1,000 population 2010
=98 Fiji 2.1 beds/1,000 population 2009
=98 Trinidad and Tobago 2.1 beds/1,000 population 2013
=98 Cape Verde 2.1 beds/1,000 population 2010
=98 Equatorial Guinea 2.1 beds/1,000 population 2010
=98 Antigua and Barbuda 2.1 beds/1,000 population 2011
=98 Tunisia 2.1 beds/1,000 population 2010
=106 Chile 2 beds/1,000 population 2010
=106 Kuwait 2 beds/1,000 population 2009
=106 Zambia 2 beds/1,000 population 2010
=106 Guyana 2 beds/1,000 population 2009
=110 United Arab Emirates 1.9 beds/1,000 population 2008
=110 Burundi 1.9 beds/1,000 population 2011
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 1.87 beds/1,000 population 2009
=112 Bahrain 1.8 beds/1,000 population 2009
=112 Malaysia 1.8 beds/1,000 population 2011
=112 Jordan 1.8 beds/1,000 population 2010
=112 Botswana 1.8 beds/1,000 population 2010
=112 Oman 1.8 beds/1,000 population 2009
=112 Jamaica 1.8 beds/1,000 population 2010
=112 Bhutan 1.8 beds/1,000 population 2011
=119 Vanuatu 1.7 beds/1,000 population 2008
=119 Dominican Republic 1.7 beds/1,000 population 2011
=119 Zimbabwe 1.7 beds/1,000 population 2011
=119 Mexico 1.7 beds/1,000 population 2010
=119 Iran 1.7 beds/1,000 population 2009
=119 Algeria 1.7 beds/1,000 population 2004
=119 Egypt 1.7 beds/1,000 population 2010
=126 Congo, Republic of the 1.6 beds/1,000 population 2005
=126 Ecuador 1.6 beds/1,000 population 2010
=126 Rwanda 1.6 beds/1,000 population 2007
=126 Saint Lucia 1.6 beds/1,000 population 2011
=130 Syria 1.5 beds/1,000 population 2010
=130 Peru 1.5 beds/1,000 population 2011
=132 Colombia 1.4 beds/1,000 population 2011
=132 Kenya 1.4 beds/1,000 population 2010
=132 Solomon Islands 1.4 beds/1,000 population 2005
=132 Djibouti 1.4 beds/1,000 population 2010
=136 Cameroon 1.3 beds/1,000 population 2010
=136 Malawi 1.3 beds/1,000 population 2011
=136 Paraguay 1.3 beds/1,000 population 2011
=136 Lesotho 1.3 beds/1,000 population 2006
=136 Kiribati 1.3 beds/1,000 population 2011
=136 Haiti 1.3 beds/1,000 population 2007
=136 Iraq 1.3 beds/1,000 population 2010
=143 Costa Rica 1.2 beds/1,000 population 2011
=143 Qatar 1.2 beds/1,000 population 2009
=145 Belize 1.1 beds/1,000 population 2011
=145 Morocco 1.1 beds/1,000 population 2009
=145 The Gambia 1.1 beds/1,000 population 2011
=145 Bolivia 1.1 beds/1,000 population 2011
=145 Nicaragua 1.1 beds/1,000 population 2011
=150 Central African Republic 1 beds/1,000 population 2011
=150 El Salvador 1 beds/1,000 population 2011
=150 Philippines 1 beds/1,000 population 2011
=150 Samoa 1 beds/1,000 population 2005
=150 Guinea-Bissau 1 beds/1,000 population 2009
=155 Venezuela 0.9 beds/1,000 population 2011
=155 Ghana 0.9 beds/1,000 population 2011
=155 India 0.9 beds/1,000 population 2005
=158 Liberia 0.8 beds/1,000 population 2010
=158 Angola 0.8 beds/1,000 population 2005
=158 Democratic Republic of the Congo 0.8 beds/1,000 population 2006
=161 Tanzania 0.7 beds/1,000 population 2010
=161 Sudan 0.7 beds/1,000 population 2009
=161 Cambodia 0.7 beds/1,000 population 2011
=161 Guatemala 0.7 beds/1,000 population 2011
=161 Yemen 0.7 beds/1,000 population 2010
=161 Eritrea 0.7 beds/1,000 population 2011
=161 Laos 0.7 beds/1,000 population 2010
=161 Togo 0.7 beds/1,000 population 2011
=161 Mozambique 0.7 beds/1,000 population 2011
=161 Honduras 0.7 beds/1,000 population 2011
=171 Indonesia 0.6 beds/1,000 population 2010
=171 Bangladesh 0.6 beds/1,000 population 2011
=171 Pakistan 0.6 beds/1,000 population 2010
=171 Burma 0.6 beds/1,000 population 2006
175 Nigeria 0.53 beds/1,000 population 2004
=176 Benin 0.5 beds/1,000 population 2010
=176 Uganda 0.5 beds/1,000 population 2010
178 Chad 0.43 beds/1,000 population 2005
=179 Burkina Faso 0.4 beds/1,000 population 2010
=179 Afghanistan 0.4 beds/1,000 population 2010
=179 Sierra Leone 0.4 beds/1,000 population 2006
=179 Mauritania 0.4 beds/1,000 population 2006
=179 Cote d'Ivoire 0.4 beds/1,000 population 2006
184 Niger 0.31 beds/1,000 population 2005
=185 Guinea 0.3 beds/1,000 population 2011
=185 Senegal 0.3 beds/1,000 population 2008
187 Madagascar 0.2 beds/1,000 population 2010
188 Mali 0.1 beds/1,000 population 2010

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"Countries Compared by People > Hospital bed density. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", CIA World Factbooks 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/People/Hospital-bed-density

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