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, 2014See also: Hospital bed density map
Syrians Desperate to Escape What U.N. Calls ‘Extermination’ by Government
New York Times - 2/8/2016 6:03:22 PM
On Monday, as international pressure mounted on Turkey to allow the refugees in, Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany was in Ankara pressing the Turks to prevent the two million Syrians already in the country ... was lying in a hospital bed in Kilis.
Which country has the world's best healthcare system?
The Guardian - 2/9/2016 6:56:28 AM
We compare the systems in some of the world’s leading countries for healthcare ... admitted as an inpatient but may be liable for hospital charges. The charge for an overnight stay in a public bed in a public hospital is €75 per day up to a maximum ...
Beds are in short supply at some mental health units for children and young people
ITV - 2/8/2016 1:28:22 AM
Imagine a world where a child is diagnosed with cancer and then denied ... surgery is forced to drive hundreds of miles away from their family in search of a hospital bed. When it comes to mental healthcare this is often a reality, especially when it ...
Syrian fighters nurse physical, emotional wounds in Turkish hospital
France 24 - 2/8/2016 1:17:03 PM
Kasim Genco lies pale and in visible pain on a Turkish hospital bed close to the Syrian border ... Syrians are waiting in the cold and rain in the no-man’s land between the two countries as Turkish officials provide mixed messages on the latest crisis.
IFC Supports Odisha to Develop India's Largest Multi-hospital Public-Private Partnership Program
Orissa Diary - 2/8/2016 8:59:21 AM
Report by Odisha Diary bureau, Bhubaneshwar: IFC, a member of the World Bank Group,is partnering with India ... Project will develop between up to a dozen hospitals with 50-200 beds each. At its full capacity of 2,400 beds, the project will increase ...
Inside a world class burn center, meet St. Louis' medical heroes
KSDK - 2/5/2016 8:44:25 PM
If someone in the Saint Louis area is badly burned in a fire-- chances are they'll be treated at Mercy Hospital in Creve Coeur. It has one of top burn centers in the country. It's a 12 bed unit that treats about 250 patients a year. Depending on ...
Financial turmoil half a world away is melting Minnesota’s iron country
Washington Post - 2/3/2016 8:39:38 PM
The country that had helped power the world economy for years is now sowing fear across ... Hill’s wife is working fewer shifts as a nurse at the local hospital as residents draw out their medical appointments. At Blomberg’s gas station, early morning ...
Battling doctor shortage, Indian hospitals offer intensive care from afar
The Rakyat Post - 2/9/2016 7:53:44 AM
India has seven doctors for every 10,000 people, half the global average, according to the World Health Organisation. Data from the Indian Medical Association shows the country ... share beds or wait for days to gain admission to a public hospital.
World health agency expects Zika virus, linked to birth defects, to reach U.S.
Los Angeles Times - 1/27/2016 11:00:57 AM
This week the World Health ... occurred outside the country. U.S. health authorities are monitoring for Zika in mosquitoes and people and at some point could advise pregnant women to stay inside or sleep under insecticide-treated bed nets.
Mothers’ health at risk in rush to get them out of hospital
The Scotsman - 2/6/2016 7:10:10 PM
THE pressure to rush women out of hospital after they give birth could ... “Scotland has aspirations to be the best place in the world to raise children, but post-natal care in this country is struggling. That’s why it’s often referred to as a ...
Taiwan; A Memory Of A Trip By Wale Okediran
Sahara Reporters - 1/31/2016 11:56:28 PM
Taiwan is one of the most densely populated countries in the world with a population of 23 million and ... with 18.77 physicians and 67.79 hospital beds per 10,000 people (Nigeria; 4.1 and 5) and an average life expectancy at 79.98 compared to Nigeria ...
IFC supports Odisha to develop Multi hospital Public-Private Partnership Program
India Infoline Ltd - 2/8/2016 5:06:07 PM
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is partnering with India’s Odisha state ... The Odisha Affordable Healthcare Project will develop between up to a dozen hospitals with 50-200 beds each. At its full capacity of 2,400 beds, the project will increase ...
Book review: The British Lion by Tony Schumacher
Burnley Express - 2/8/2016 10:10:56 AM
In this outstanding follow-up, Schumacher takes his writing to a new and higher level as he recreates his remarkable world of 1946 Nazi Britain, a country living under ... Britain and Rossett lies in a hospital bed in London recovering from gunshot wounds ...
Japanese director makes film inspired by Hiroshima 'paper crane' girl
Japan Today - 2/8/2016 10:21:04 PM
In the hope of getting better, Sadako began to make “orizuru” paper cranes in her hospital bed ... the world, meanwhile, often use Sadako’s story in teaching about the atomic bombings. Sohara said her film does not question which country—Japan ...
GCC to spend $4.8b on home health care services by 2025
Saudi Gazette - 1/30/2016 9:05:51 PM
Despite investment in recent years, demand for quality care continues to outpace supply as GCC countries continue to rank among the highest in the world on risk factors ... cared for in an acute-care hospital occupying beds dedicated for acute cases ...