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.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2020See also: Hospital bed density map
Jamaica: Reaching for new health-care frontiers
The Jamaica Observer - 5/8/2022 12:47:00 PM
The report also highlights low hospital bed rates relative to population ... the best and worst health-care systems in the world, listing 89 countries. Jamaica does not appear on the list and ...
Modeling for the Stringency of Lock-Down Policies: Effects of Macroeconomic and Healthcare Variables in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic
Frontiers - 10/3/2021 12:00:00 AM
BackgroundThe spread of COVID-19 has been characterized by unprecedented global lock-downs. Although, the extent of containment policies cannot be explained only through epidemic data. Previous studies already focused on the relationship between the economy and healthcare,
Global Health Threats of the 21st Century
International Monetary Fund - 3/19/2022 2:24:00 PM
The world’s health greatly improved ... bans face opposition in the United States and other countries. Resistance—a natural phenomenon—is accelerating because no single patient, physician, hospital, insurer, or pharmaceutical company has an ...
Ransomware group threatens to publish Vivalia patient data
The Brussels Times - 5/19/2022 4:40:00 AM
Cybercriminal group Lockbit claimed responsibility for the attack, threatening to publish around 400 GB of data to a dark web forum if its demands are not met.
How Ranjan Pai is striving to make Manipal Hospitals India's biggest health care player
Forbes India - 5/8/2022 9:07:00 PM
Apollo Hospitals currently has 71 hospitals across the country with some 12,000 beds ... Pai seems to be on the right path. India’s hospital bed density is less than half the global average ...
How the U.S. lost 1 million people to COVID-19
Seattle Times - 5/14/2022 8:24:00 PM
Understanding the toll — who makes up the 1 million and how the country failed them — is essential as the pandemic continues. More than 300 people are still dying of COVID-19 every day.
Wounded soldiers at Dnipro hospital reveal horrors of Ukraine’s war
Global News - 5/12/2022 12:43:00 PM
The closest city to the front lines of the war in Ukraine’s southeast, Dnipro has become a hub for war efforts — both humanitarian and military.
Zimbabwe: Locals Hail New Clinic
AllAfrica.com - 5/16/2022 8:44:00 AM
Pregnant women who used to travel long distances to deliver their babies are all smiles as the Second Republic has brought maternal healthcare to their doorsteps in Harare's Stoneridge high-density suburb.
Wounded soldiers at Dnipro hospital reveal horrors of the Ukraine War
Q107 Toronto - 5/12/2022 11:59:00 AM
When he considers the fact that he is here on a hospital bed recovering, while his comrades remain out ... “In comparison with 2014/2015, all this is much more difficult. The density of artillery fire, aircraft, helicopters, everything is much more ...