Country Comparison > Hospital bed density

RankCountryHospital bed density (beds/1,000 population)
1Japan13.75
2Korea, North13.2
3Korea, South12.28
4Belarus11.23
5Russia9.66
6Ukraine8.73
7Germany8.17
8Azerbaijan7.93
9Austria7.71
10Barbados7.6
11Kazakhstan7.6
12Czech Republic7.18
13France7.11
14Hungary7.04
15Lithuania6.84
16Poland6.62
17Belgium6.6
18Slovakia6.56
19Romania6.54
20Finland6.52
21Bulgaria6.49
22Latvia6.42
23New Zealand6.18
24Moldova6.12
25Saint Kitts and Nevis6
26Cuba5.9
27Mongolia5.89
28Israel5.83
29Iceland5.79
30Estonia5.71
31Luxembourg5.57
32Tuvalu5.56
33Croatia5.49
34Tajikistan5.41
35Serbia5.4
36Switzerland5.31
37Ireland5.17
38Kyrgyzstan5.06
39Nepal5
40Palau4.9
41Malta4.88
42Uzbekistan4.83
43Greece4.77
44Slovenia4.7
45Macedonia4.63
46Netherlands4.25
47Armenia4.07
48China4.06
49Turkmenistan4.06
50Argentina4
51Montenegro3.98
52Seychelles3.94
53Australia3.82
54Dominica3.8
55Libya3.7
56Italy3.7
57Denmark3.57
58Norway3.52
59Lebanon3.5
60Canada3.4
61United Kingdom3.38
62Portugal3.37
63Mauritius3.33
64Georgia3.32
65Micronesia, Federated States of3.22
66Spain3.22
67Sao Tome and Principe3.2
68Singapore3.14
69United States3.1
70Sri Lanka3.1
71Bahamas, The3.1
72Suriname3.1
73Bosnia and Herzegovina3.04
74Saint Vincent and the Grenadines3
75Zimbabwe3
76Albania2.92
77Uruguay2.9
78Vietnam2.87
79South Africa2.84
80Brunei2.71
81Marshall Islands2.7
82Namibia2.67
83Andorra2.62
84Maldives2.6
85Trinidad and Tobago2.5
86Tonga2.44
87Turkey2.41
88Grenada2.4
89Brazil2.4
90Antigua and Barbuda2.2
91Comoros2.2
92Panama2.2
93Thailand2.2
94Saudi Arabia2.2
95Tunisia2.1
96Swaziland2.1
97Chile2.1
98Fiji2.08
99Cape Verde2.07
100Equatorial Guinea1.92
101Guyana1.9
102Bahrain1.9
103Oman1.9
104United Arab Emirates1.9
105Zambia1.9
106Malaysia1.82
107Botswana1.81
108Kiribati1.8
109Jordan1.8
110Jamaica1.7
111Algeria1.7
112Bhutan1.7
113Egypt1.7
114Vanuatu1.69
115Mexico1.6
116Congo, Republic of the1.6
117Rwanda1.6
118Syria1.5
119Cameroon1.5
120Ecuador1.5
121Peru1.5
122Qatar1.4
123Kenya1.4
124Solomon Islands1.4
125Saint Lucia1.4
126Iran1.38
127Lesotho1.33
128Iraq1.3
129Paraguay1.3
130Haiti1.3
131Venezuela1.3
132Gabon1.25
133Costa Rica1.2
134Central African Republic1.2
135Laos1.2
136Eritrea1.15
137Gambia, The1.13
138El Salvador1.1
139Bolivia1.1
140Belize1.1
141Malawi1.1
142Morocco1.1
143Tanzania1.1
144Dominican Republic1
145Colombia1
146Samoa0.97
147Guinea-Bissau0.96
148Ghana0.93
149Nicaragua0.9
150India0.9
151Burkina Faso0.9
152Togo0.85
153Mozambique0.8
154Honduras0.8
155Angola0.8
156Congo, Democratic Republic of the0.8
157Burundi0.73
158Liberia0.7
159Sudan0.7
160Yemen0.7
161Indonesia0.6
162Pakistan0.6
163Burma0.6
164Guatemala0.6
165Mali0.57
166Nigeria0.53
167Philippines0.5
168Benin0.5
169Chad0.43
170Afghanistan0.4
171Bangladesh0.4
172Mauritania0.4
173Cote d'Ivoire0.4
174Sierra Leone0.4
175Uganda0.39
176Senegal0.34
177Niger0.31
178Guinea0.31
179Madagascar0.3
180Ethiopia0.18
181Cambodia0.1

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, 2012

See also: Hospital bed density map

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