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European Union Compared by People > Hospital bed density

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.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Germany 8.3 beds/1,000 population 2010
2 Austria 7.6 beds/1,000 population 2010
3 Hungary 7.2 beds/1,000 population 2010
4 Czech Republic 7 beds/1,000 population 2010
5 Lithuania 6.8 beds/1,000 population 2010
=6 France 6.6 beds/1,000 population 2010
=6 Poland 6.6 beds/1,000 population 2010
=8 Belgium 6.5 beds/1,000 population 2011
=8 Bulgaria 6.5 beds/1,000 population 2010
10 Slovakia 6.4 beds/1,000 population 2010
11 Romania 6.3 beds/1,000 population 2010
12 Croatia 6 beds/1,000 population 2011
13 Finland 5.9 beds/1,000 population 2010
14 Luxembourg 5.4 beds/1,000 population 2010
=15 Latvia 5.3 beds/1,000 population 2010
=15 Estonia 5.3 beds/1,000 population 2010
17 Greece 4.9 beds/1,000 population 2009
18 Netherlands 4.7 beds/1,000 population 2009
19 Slovenia 4.6 beds/1,000 population 2010
20 Malta 4.4 beds/1,000 population 2011
=21 Italy 3.5 beds/1,000 population 2010
=21 Cyprus 3.5 beds/1,000 population 2010
=21 Denmark 3.5 beds/1,000 population 2010
24 Portugal 3.4 beds/1,000 population 2010
=25 Spain 3.2 beds/1,000 population 2010
=25 Ireland 3.2 beds/1,000 population 2010
27 United Kingdom 3 beds/1,000 population 2010
28 Sweden 2.7 beds/1,000 population 2010

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European Union Compared by People > Hospital bed density

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Interesting observations about People > Hospital bed density

  • 99 of the top 188 countries by hospital bed density are Hot countries.
  • Belarus has ranked in the top 2 for hospital bed density since 2007.
  • South Korea has ranked in the top 2 for hospital bed density since 2008.
  • Ukraine has ranked in the top 3 for hospital bed density since 2006.
  • Germany has ranked in the top 3 for hospital bed density since 2008.
  • Austria has ranked in the top 4 for hospital bed density since 2008.
  • 49 of the top 176 countries by hospital bed density are Former British Colonies'.
  • Belgium has ranked in the top 5 for hospital bed density since 2009.
  • Moldova has ranked in the top 6 for hospital bed density since 2007.
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