Belgium: Nurse to hospital bed ratio

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 Belgium

Nurse to hospital bed ratio

 Latest value 1.31
 Year 2018
 Measure nurse to bed ratio
 Data availability 2002 - 2018
 Average 1.20
 Min - Max 1.02 - 1.34
 Source OECD
For that indicator, we provide data for Belgium from 2002 to 2018. The average value for Belgium during that period was 1.2 nurse to bed ratio with a minimum of 1.02 nurse to bed ratio in 2003 and a maximum of 1.34 nurse to bed ratio in 2017. The latest value from 2018 is 1.31 nurse to bed ratio. For comparison, the world average in 2018 based on 29 countries is 1.48 nurse to bed ratio. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Belgium - Nurse to hospital bed ratio - historical chart - 2002-2018




Definition: The ratio of the number of professional and associate professional nurses to the number of hospital beds.


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