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
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 ...
World's fattest man died of a heart attack after guzzling more than six energy drinks a day in weight-loss relapse
Daily Mail - 2/2/2016 8:40:49 PM
The world's fattest man ... It took a team of seven staff to help hoist him out of bed and onto a reinforced stretcher so he could be taken to the hospital. His death came just two months after he received extreme weight loss surgery.
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.
Lakeside Hospital gives up fight against big corporate healthcare world
Bangalore Mirror - 1/26/2016 3:59:48 AM
A year later, it offered a 150-bed hospital with state-of-the-art in-patient facility. A heavy-hearted Dr Paramesh told Mirror, "When I started the hospital, I had a wider vision of a centre with education with world ... and African countries used to ...
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 ...
Redemption in Liberia: a hospital's painful recovery from Ebola
Win 98.5 - 1/26/2016 1:58:06 AM
But the patients at Redemption Hospital in Liberia's capital Monrovia have had little to be happy about or thankful for in the wake of the world's worst Ebola outbreak ... "We had two or three patients in each bed as we wouldn't turn people away...
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 ...
Lorain nurse rediscovered as heroine of World War I
The Morning Journal - 1/31/2016 4:39:48 PM
McDermott also was heralded in her lifetime for her service as a Red Cross nurse with the U.S. Army in World War I. Finding her name ... to the Army Office of Medical History. The hospital had 1,020 beds, with emergency capacity up to 1,500 beds.
What pregnant women around the world pack in their hospital bag
essentialbaby.com.au - 1/31/2016 11:56:28 PM
Electricity, clean water and medical supplies - they are necessities Australian women can rely on being available at the hospital where ... mothers around the world, and the differences between those from developed and developing countries could not ...
Battling doctor shortage, Indian hospitals offer intensive care from afar
The Business Insider - 2/7/2016 8:34:53 PM
India has seven doctors for every 10,000 people, half the global average, according to the World Health Organization. Data from the Indian Medical Association shows the country ... share beds or wait for days to gain admission to a public hospital.
These 5 Countries Provide The Best Health Care In The World
The Huffington Post - 2/20/2014 6:57:20 AM
Also considered are the number of people per doctor, the number of hospital beds per 1,000 people ... expenditure as a percentage of a country’s GDP. France comes in first in this category as the best country in the world for health care.
World Cancer Day 2016: six ways our research helps patients across the globe
scienceblog.cancerresearchuk.org - 2/4/2016 12:07:13 AM
So to mark World Cancer ... sun-bed regulations and banning the use of asbestos. But tobacco still kills almost six million people worldwide each year, with nearly eight in 10 of these deaths in low- and middle-income countries. And with smoking rates ...
Maternity Bags From All Over The World
huffingtonpost.com.au - 1/28/2016 5:30:29 AM
detailing the items women pack in their hospital bags from all over the world. Of course, while some items such as baby clothes are universal, other items -- Ellen's razor blade included -- differ greatly depending on the country in which the women is ...
New ICU unit for the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s hospital, thanks to you
The South African - 1/28/2016 1:30:05 PM
Funds raised are allocated to upgrade its buildings, purchase state-of-the-art equipment and to develop its professional staff – ensuring that this iconic hospital retains its world-class ... need for more beds to treat the country’s littlest patients.