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
Sport can play a positive role in bringing sustainable peace to Afghanistan
Khaama Press - 12/9/2014 10:58:01 AM
In a country where hospital bed density is est. 0.4/1000 population it means that we have only 0.4 of hospital beds per 1,000 people. Hospital beds include inpatient beds available in public, private, general, and specialized hospitals and rehabilitation ...
A Copper Bedrail Could Cut Back On Infections For Hospital Patients
NPR News - 12/15/2014 8:02:05 PM
Checking into a hospital can boost ... So we replace current bed rails with copper bed rails. It kills viruses, fungi and bacteria continuously. What's the magnitude of the problem? In industrialized countries, 5 percent of patients develop these ...
Hospital bed shortage exposed
Daily Telegraph - 4/16/2014 10:16:58 AM
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 ...
Copper Bed Railings Could Decrease Infections at Hospitals
HNGN - 12/18/2014 9:57:14 AM
and the risk is greater in developing countries. Copper BioHealth, led by 33-year-old Constanza Correa, has been developing new railings for hospitals in Santiago, Chile since 2013, as hospital bed safety railings are a major source for these infections.
How The World's Newest Country Went From Hope To Horror In One Year
The Huffington Post - 12/15/2014 10:18:06 PM
In a matter of days, violence had engulfed the whole country. In the 12 months since ... armed groups have shot and gang raped patients in their hospital beds, massacred civilians in churches, machine-gunned fleeing civilians in swamps," Agence France ...
World Bank issues dire warning about Ebola's economic impact
CBS News - 10/8/2014 8:43:57 AM
more hospital beds and more health and development support to help stop Ebola in its tracks," said Jim Yong Kim, president of the World Bank. He added that the enormous economic cost of the current outbreak to the affected countries and the world "could ...
Health Costs: How the U.S. Compares With Other Countries
PBS - 10/22/2012 10:28:38 AM
In the United States: There are fewer physicians per person than in most other OECD 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 beds in the U ...
Mexico, among the 5 Countries that Provide The Best Health Care In The World
The Yucatan Times - 10/27/2014 11:59:09 PM
The Health Care category in the Index considers the cost of care and the quality. Also considered are the number of people per doctor, the number of hospital beds ... of a country’s GDP. France comes in first in this category as the best country in ...
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 ... and that the country lacks psychiatrists and psychologists. The Republican congressman wants mental ...
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 ...
World Health Organization: Ebola cases could soar to 10,000 a week in worst-hit countries
FOX 6 Now - 10/14/2014 9:15:37 PM
There could be up to 10,000 new Ebola cases per week in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone by the end of this year as the outbreak spreads, the World Health Organization ... “For any hospital anywhere in the country that has a confirmed case of Ebola ...
U.N.: World meeting most Ebola goals, but work remains
USA Today - 12/1/2014 6:24:10 PM
led by countries as diverse as China, Cuba and the United States, as well as a long list of aid groups. He said the number of burial teams has doubled from fewer than 100 in September to more than 200 today. The number of Ebola hospital beds in Sierra ...
Bacterial Infections Differ Based on Geography, Healthcare Spending
Med India - 12/20/2014 6:51:44 PM
Where you live affects the type of bacteria that cause bloodstream infections, according to researchers at Rhode Island Hospital ... population density, per-capita gross domestic product and the percentage of GDP in that country allocated for health ...
Liberia runs out of hospital beds as Ebola cases increase exponentially, overwhelming healthcare system
Natural News - 9/12/2014 4:42:47 AM
(NaturalNews) As West Africa's Ebola epidemic continues to worsen, local healthcare systems are being completely overwhelmed. In Liberia, the World Health Organization (WHO) reports, there is not a single bed available ... street in the country for the ...
A Hospital From Hell, in a City Swamped by Ebola
New York Times - 10/1/2014 7:36:30 PM
As the Ebola ... Hospital” because it was built with money from Gulf states, five had died overnight and into the morning one day last week; four more were expected to go by that night. One of them, a small boy, lay curled up under a wooden bed frame ...