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
Hospital Gives Bed Blockers A Week's Notice
Capital FM - 11/21/2014 10:07:47 AM
The point was, she said, to ensure hospital beds were freed up for people who needed them. The decision comes from doctors across the country warn that up to half a million patients could be put at risk annually as hospitals struggle to admit patients to ...
Global Hospital Beds Market Analysis and Outlook to 2020
Busbyway - 11/21/2014 5:53:04 PM
China and Japan are the largest markets for hospital beds in the Asian region due to rising investment and advancement in healthcare sector. Moreover, major players of hospital beds are focusing on these developing countries ... of the world, such as ...
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 ...
IVF ‘puts strain on bed space for sick babies’
The National - 11/22/2014 8:36:31 PM
And the resulting number of complicated and multiple births is causing a shortage of hospital beds ... in the world, because IVF is readily available here, said Dr Eason. Nicus are consequently at stretching point in the emirate and across the country.
Mexico, among the 5 Countries that Provide The Best Health Care In The World
The Yucatan Times - 10/27/2014 11:59:09 PM
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.
Health Costs: How the U.S. Compares With Other Countries
PBS - 10/22/2012 10:28:38 AM
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 ...
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 ...
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 ... and that the country lacks psychiatrists and psychologists. The Republican congressman wants mental illness ...
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 ...
Quality Healthcare at a Premium in Ebola-Affected Countries
Call UP - 9/18/2014 6:11:42 PM
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Before the recent Ebola outbreak, people in the West African countries most affected by the epidemic were already among the most dissatisfied in the world with the ... their residents lack the hospital beds, ambulances, and healthcare ...
OECD urges healthcare overhaul in Japan
Pakistan Defence - 11/22/2014 7:39:15 PM
The country has famously long life expectancy (currently 83.2 years and increasing) and some of the best quality of healthcare indicators in the developed world, the OECD’s ... a reduction in the number of hospital beds and a wider range of community ...
WHO Tells Liberia to Increase Hospital Beds for Ebola Patients
Voice of America - 9/9/2014 1:43:12 PM
The World Health Organization said Ebola treatment centers ... She said the country, which had the weakest health system in the region before the crisis, is overwhelmed, with a shortage of medical workers and beds in treatment centers.
Odisha: Groundbreaking of 500 bed multispecialty hospital by Tata Steel at Sitalapalli
Orissa Diary - 9/2/2014 3:10:15 PM
Report by Odisha Diary bureau, Gopalpur: The groundbreaking ceremony of 500 bed multispecialty hospital to be set ... Emergency Services including world class diagnostic facilities. The hospital will begin with 200 beds in the first phase with an estimated ...
Eastern European countries embrace medical tourism
The Bulletin - 11/16/2014 8:12:01 AM
The region’s hospital ... own countries struggle to replace them. “The tendency of health professionals to locate and practice in urban areas due to better living and working conditions is a challenge for policy makers worldwide,” the World Health ...
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 ...