Definition: This entry provides the number of hospital beds per 1,000 people. 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 the burden of disease - there is no global target of number of hopital beds per country.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2012See also: Hospital bed density map
WHO Director-General addresses World Hospital Congress
WHO - 6/18/2013 9:22:56 PM
This is a world where more than a quarter of health facilities in parts of Africa have no electricity whatsoever. This is a world of unprecedented wealth and personal fortunes. This is a world with around 2.7 billion people living in countries with no ...
More patients sleep on floor than beds at Mbale hospital
monitor.co.ug - 6/18/2013 8:15:31 AM
4, at Mbale Hospital, the ratio is stands at almost 1:110. “We have been put at 83 per cent medical staffing levels but this number does not cater for those who retire and those who die every year. We have more nurses [about 183] but few midwives (31).
Boston Children's Hospital Announces World's First Pediatric Hand Transplant Program
Yahoo! News - 6/17/2013 3:59:00 AM
BOSTON, June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Boston Children's Hospital today announced that investigators are now recruiting subjects for the world's first pediatric hand transplant program. The Boston Children's Hand Transplant Program, led by ...
Inspired by prayer, Virginia politician starts errant bedsheet drive for troops in Afghanistan
The Miami Herald - 6/17/2013 8:34:00 PM
KABUL, Afghanistan -- This spring, a local political candidate in Roanoke, Va., started an appeal for bedsheets to help U.S. MASH units in Afghanistan, which had run short and been forced to put wounded troops on ripped, bloodstained linen ...
7 Countries With the Highest Health Care Costs
The Motley Fool - 6/15/2013 6:06:03 PM
United ... way too much on health care. Companies that help control those costs should have significant growth opportunities over the long run. Pharmacy benefit managers, or PBMs, fit the bill nicely. Average spending on prescription drugs ...
Enniskillen hospital staff prepare for G8 summit
BBC Online - 6/14/2013 8:34:35 AM
A source has told the BBC that contingency plans include doubling the staff at the South West Acute Hospital, with former medics on standby. Planning has been intense with meetings involving representatives from each of the eight countries. To prepare for ...
Adorable video shows husband, 86, in hospital singing 'You Are My Sunshine' with his wife of 66 years
Daily Mail - 6/12/2013 7:21:12 PM
An adorable video of an 86-year-old man singing from his hospital bed with his wife has become an internet sensation after bringing tears to the eyes of viewers across the country ... your precious moment with the world, you are truly an inspiration ...
Health insurers warned to ‘deal realistically with costs’
Irish Examiner - 6/17/2013 2:11:38 AM
The country’s four health insurance providers have been ... rise by up to 30% if private customers have to pay the full cost of a public bed in a public hospital, Health Minister James Reilly said the health insurers "must come to the table ...
Imran Khan’s “Hospital Bed Interview” Professionalism Vs Emotionalism
blogs.thenewstribe.com - 5/10/2013 6:20:07 PM
The emotional aspect of this incident was spell binding where major political leaders of the country showed acumen and all Pakistanis ... Mr Imran Khan’s four minute speech from the hospital bed of a world class medical facility, one can clearly see ...
World's oldest person dies: Former Japanese postman was the last living man to have been born in the 1800s
Daily Mail - 6/12/2013 12:47:29 PM
The last living man to have been born in the 19th century has died at the age of 116. Jiroemon Kimura, who was born on April 19, 1897, was not only the world's oldest person but also the world's oldest ever living man. The former postman died in his ...
Afghan Forces Struggle as U.S. Weans Them Off Support
New York Times - 6/18/2013 5:45:12 AM
One of the biggest issues to many Afghan soldiers is a lack of medical evacuation capacity after the Americans began withdrawing it over the past year. With as few as two Afghan helicopters per corps — there are six army corps in the country ...
Las Cruces residents seek legal opinion on proposed hospital plan
El Paso Times - 6/17/2013 9:09:48 PM
Review a copy of a brochure Galichia Hospital Group, LLC gave to city officials. Review a copy of the agenda for the June 25 Planning and Zoning Commission meeting. Review a copy of the rezoning application filed with the city of Las Cruces ...
Vt. Gov. Shumlin tours new psychiatric residence
San Francisco Gate - 6/18/2013 9:01:27 PM
The Middlesex facility is one of several puzzle pieces the state has been putting together in the nearly two years since the August 2011 storm caused the Winooski River to flood the now-closed Vermont State Hospital in Waterbury. That 54-bed hospital is to ...
Dozens Killed in Attacks Targeting Iraqi Shiites
New York Times - 6/15/2013 11:56:49 PM
“Let the world see what’s happening to us,” said Ali Ahmed, who was wounded in the explosion. “We cannot even sit in a simple cafe,” he said from his hospital bed. “I hate my life!” Yasir Ghazi contributed reporting.
Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota ranked top pediatric hospital by U.S. News & World Report
Sacramento Bee - 6/11/2013 6:07:49 AM
MINNEAPOLIS, June 11, 2013 -- /PRNewswire/ -- Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota has been honored by U.S. News & World Report as a 2013-2014 ... with some of the best outcomes in the country for these young and fragile patients.