USA: Nurse to hospital bed ratio

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 USA

Nurse to hospital bed ratio

 Latest value 2.93
 Year 2018
 Measure nurse to bed ratio
 Data availability 1991 - 2018
 Average 1.95
 Min - Max 1.12 - 2.93
 Source OECD
For that indicator, we provide data for the USA from 1991 to 2018. The average value for the USA during that period was 1.95 nurse to bed ratio with a minimum of 1.12 nurse to bed ratio in 1991 and a maximum of 2.93 nurse to bed ratio in 2018. The latest value from 2018 is 2.93 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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Recent values chart
USA - Nurse to hospital bed ratio - Recent values chart

Historical chart
USA - Nurse to hospital bed ratio - historical chart - 1991-2018




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

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