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Definition: This entry provides the number of hospital beds per 1,000 people; it serves as a general measure of inpatient service availability. 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 demographic issues and the burden of disease - there is no global target for the number of hospital beds per country. So, while 2 beds per 1,000 in one country may be sufficient, 2 beds per 1,000 in another may be woefully inadequate because of the number of people hospitalized by disease.

Description: The map displayed here shows how Hospital bed density varies by country. The shade of the country corresponds to the magnitude of the indicator. The darker the shade, the higher the value.

Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2019

See also: Hospital bed density bar chart

 

CountryHospital bed density (beds/1,000 population)Year
Somalia92014
Gabon62010
Libya42014
Mauritius42018
Seychelles42011
Sao Tome and Principe32011
Namibia32009
Tunisia22014
Comoros22010
Cape Verde22010
Equatorial Guinea22010
Swaziland22011
Zambia22010
Algeria22015
Botswana22010
Zimbabwe22011
Egypt22014
Kenya12010
Djibouti12014
Cameroon12010
Malawi12011
Morocco12014
Gambia, The12011
Central African Republic12011
Guinea-Bissau12009
Ghana12011
Liberia12010
Burundi12014
Sudan12013
Togo12011
Eritrea12011
Mozambique12011
Tanzania12010
Uganda12010
Benin12010
Burkina Faso02010
Ethiopia02015
Guinea02011
Madagascar02010
Mali02010