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
Public hospital bed ratio ‘slashed by 43% over past 20 years’, report reveals
theguardian.com - 2/14/2014 6:17:20 PM
Photograph: Dan Peled/AAP Image A new public hospital report card shows the number of beds, measured against the size of the ... committed levels “to help public hospitals around the country to meet their performance targets and provide timely and ...
Hospital bed shortage exposed
Daily Telegraph - 4/15/2014 9:02:24 PM
Britain has fewer hospital beds per person than almost any country in the Western world, according to figures which have raised fears that the NHS has become “stretched to breaking point”. A study by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and ...
Saeed Abedini's family: pastor yanked from hospital bed, beaten, taken back to Iran prison
New York Daily News - 5/21/2014 8:19:42 PM
Family members of an American pastor ... hospital beating Tuesday. Saeed Abedini spent the past two months being treated for injuries he received in jail. But without advanced notice, his visiting relatives said the man was dragged from his hospital bed ...
Health Costs: How the U.S. Compares With Other Countries
PBS - 10/22/2012 2:24:52 PM
That figure is more than two-and-a-half times more than most developed nations in the world ... countries. In 2010, for instance, the U.S. had 2.4 practicing physicians per 1,000 people — well below below the OECD average of 3.1. The number of hospital ...
Congressman: When it comes to mental health, U.S. is 'acting like a third world country'
The Lead CNN - 1/27/2014 10:56:23 PM
"The biggest barriers for people getting mental health treatment is the federal and state government. We don't have enough hospital beds," said Rep ... "We're acting like a third world country," said Murphy. "It is embarrassing, it is immoral, it is ...
Saint Francis Hospital to open new patient tower this week
Tulsa World - 8/31/2014 5:54:16 AM
The $206 million project on the west side of the campus will provide 150 new beds in private ... And hospital executives had no reason to think the situation would get anything but more dire, particularly with Tulsa and the country seeing an increase ...
Liberia adds new Ebola centers as tries to contain virus outbreak
Yahoo News - 8/30/2014 8:04:18 AM
World Health Organisation (WHO) spokesman Francis Kasolo said Liberia was the worst hit country ... of beds. He was unable to say how many beds Liberia had currently for Ebola patients. According to government figures, Liberia has around one hospital ...
Hospital Bed, Medical Equipment Shortage Revealed in OECD Report
Arutz Sheva - 6/30/2014 6:20:41 PM
The number of hospital ... beds per capita in Israel is among the lowest in the world, according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). According to the report, which was published Monday, the number of hospital beds in the ...
Recognizing Great Ideas From the Developing World
Inc. - 5/3/2012 6:50:17 AM
Two authors envision the developing world ... developing countries looking for alliances of this sort. Another example from health care: I was in India two weeks ago, and there was an entrepreneur who had started a business making hospital beds.
Dad defends taking son from hospital, fleeing
News 4 Jax - 8/31/2014 2:08:12 PM
The parents who pulled their cancer-stricken son from a British hospital and spurred an international search ... The father is seen sitting on a bed with his son leaning against him. He points to a machine on the nightstand next to him.
Country's med capital to get 3,000 more beds
Times of India - 7/16/2011 12:55:04 AM
The rest are shared by patients from across the state and country and even foreigners. According to statistics from hospital ... World Health Organisation norms of three beds per 1,000 persons. The expansion, doctors say, is because Chennai hospitals ...
Nelson Mandela: Anti-apartheid icon's family gathers around his hospital bed as the world fears the worst
ABC Online - 6/24/2013 8:32:52 PM
The family of critically ill anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela have gathered around his hospital bed as millions in South Africa and around the world fear the worst ... "All of us in the country should accept that Madiba is now old," he said, using ...
One Injury, 10 Countries: A Journey in Health Care
New York Times - 9/14/2009 11:56:38 PM
With all due respect to the seminar room, the boardroom, the hearing room and the Oval Office, a better vantage point than any of them for evaluating and redesigning our health care system is the hospital room (window bed ... world. One shoulder, 10 countries.
50 things to know about the country's largest GPOs
Becker's Hospital Review - 7/18/2014 5:59:20 PM
According to Billian's HealthDATA, a research firm dedicated solely to healthcare, the following are the top 10 largest GPOs by total affiliate hospital beds as of 2013 ... 50 things to know about some of the country's biggest GPOs. 1.
It was already the worst Ebola outbreak in history. Now it’s moving into Africa’s cities.
Washington Post - 8/30/2014 7:52:59 PM
Last week, the World Health Organization ... s paper money. The hospital’s small Ebola isolation ward is part of the nation’s triage system. Patients suspected of having Ebola wait for lab results before being shipped to the country’s only two ...