Canada: Nurse to hospital bed ratio

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 Canada

Nurse to hospital bed ratio

 Latest value 2.52
 Year 2019
 Measure nurse to bed ratio
 Data availability 1980 - 2019
 Average 1.50
 Min - Max 0.77 - 2.52
 Source OECD
For that indicator, we provide data for Canada from 1980 to 2019. The average value for Canada during that period was 1.5 nurse to bed ratio with a minimum of 0.77 nurse to bed ratio in 1980 and a maximum of 2.52 nurse to bed ratio in 2017. The latest value from 2019 is 2.52 nurse to bed ratio. For comparison, the world average in 2019 based on 26 countries is 1.41 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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Recent values chart
Canada - Nurse to hospital bed ratio - Recent values chart

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Canada - Nurse to hospital bed ratio - historical chart - 1980-2019




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


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