Hospital beds (per 1,000 people)
Definition: 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.
Description: The map below shows how Hospital beds (per 1,000 people) varies by country. The shade of the country corresponds to the magnitude of the indicator. The darker the shade, the higher the value. The country with the highest value in the world is Monaco, with a value of 19.57. The country with the lowest value in the world is Mali, with a value of 0.10.
Source: Data after 2005 are extracted from the World Health Statistics Table 6 published by WHO. WHS data is based on PAHO basic indicators 2011. Washington, DC, Pan American Health Organization, 2011 (www.paho.org/English/SHA/coredata/tabulator/newTabulator.htm); European health for all database (HFA-DB). Copenhagen, WHO Regional Office for Europe, 2011 (http://data.euro.who.int/hfadb); Western Pacific Country Health Information Profiles 2011 Revision. Manila, WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific, 2010 (www.wpro.who.int/countries/countries.htm); Demographic, social and health indicators for countries of the Eastern Mediterranean. Cairo, WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean, 2011; additional data compiled as of January 2011 by the WHO Regional Office for Africa and the WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia. Some data are supplemented by country data.