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
UK low in hospital beds league
Runcorn and Widnes World - 4/15/2014 11:11:15 PM
There are fewer hospital beds in Britain than most other European countries, with less than half the number of many, a report has found. According to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the UK had three hospital beds per ...
NHS 'stretched to breaking point': UK has fewer hospital beds per person than anywhere in Western world, claims international study
The Independent - 4/16/2014 12:08:31 AM
The NHS has become “stretched to breaking point” with fewer hospital beds per person than any country in the Western world, an official international study has found. An official by The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development says the UK ...
Britain among worst hospital bed supply in EU
RT - 4/16/2014 10:52:45 AM
The maximum occupancy rate was exceeded last year, and waiting for a bed seems to have become commonplace. The palpable shortage of hospital beds in Britain mirrors the general trend of world’s healthcare ... 1,000 citizens, the country occupies the ...
Hospital bed shortage exposed
Daily Telegraph - 4/15/2014 9:02:24 PM
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 ...
The Cleveland Clinic is ranked #4 hospital in the country by "U.S. News & World Report"
Examiner - 7/19/2009 11:59:49 PM
We have one of the best hospitals right here in our own backyard, according to rankings done by U.S. News & World Report. Last week the 1,080 bed hospital was named the fourth best hospital in the country by the magazine. This great achievement by The ...
Health Costs: How the U.S. Compares With Other Countries
PBS - 10/22/2012 2:24:52 PM
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 ...
Rwanda: World Vision Donates 50 Beds, Mattresses to Kigeme Hospital
AllAfrica - 9/26/2013 11:46:12 AM
Kigeme Hospital in Nyamagabe District has received a donation of 50 beds, 50 mattresses and 250 bed-sheets ... noting that they hope to improve on their services. George Gitau, the World Vision Country director, said by donating to the hospital they ...
Public hospital bed ratio ‘slashed by 43% over past 20 years’, report reveals
theguardian.com - 2/14/2014 6:42:59 AM
Photograph: Dan Peled/AAP Image A new public hospital report card shows the number of beds, measured against the size of the ... committed levels “to help public hospitals around the country to meet their performance targets and provide timely and ...
Queens Hospitals Resemble "Third-World Country"
Gothamist - 5/23/2010 11:59:37 PM
New data from the American Hospital Association shows that Queens' hospitals are some of the most overcrowded in the country. A combination of hospital ... "They have the lowest bed-to-population ratio of any of the boroughs. It could precipitate a public ...
These 5 Countries Provide The Best Health Care In The World
The Huffington Post - 2/20/2014 10:56:33 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.
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
We don't have enough hospital beds," said Rep. Tim Murphy ... "We're acting like a third world country," said Murphy. "It is embarrassing, it is immoral, it is unethical what we have done." U.S. laws mandate that mentally ill patients must consent to ...
Miley Cyrus Hospitalized - Allergic Reaction Puts Pop Star in Hospital Bed
The National Ledger - 4/16/2014 6:38:03 PM
The 21-year-old star was forced to cancel her performance at the Sprint Centre in Kansas City, Missouri, as part of her 'Bangerz' world tour ... Miley also took to Twitter from her hospital bed to apologise for the cancellation. She tweeted: ''Kansas ...
Dangote builds world-class 1,000-bed capacity hospital in Kano
Nigerian Tribune - 10/2/2013 2:49:23 AM
Worried by the condition of the health sector in the country, the Dangote Foundation ... said he was planning to build the world’s best hospital in Kano State. He said his plan to build world’s best hospital would stop the medical tourism that had ...
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 ...
Cincinnati native's hospital bed salute 'seen around the world'
WLWT 5 - 10/16/2013 9:49:26 AM
But the photo of a wounded soldier, a Cincinnati native, rendering a salute from a hospital bed has become known as the "salute seen around the world." "When I look at ... "Loves his country, loves his family, loves his wife, respects his friends and ...