United Kingdom: Nurse to hospital bed ratio

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 United Kingdom

Nurse to hospital bed ratio

 Latest value 3.16
 Year 2020
 Measure nurse to bed ratio
 Data availability 2009 - 2020
 Average 2.85
 Min - Max 2.53 - 3.16
 Source OECD
For that indicator, we provide data for the United Kingdom from 2009 to 2020. The average value for the United Kingdom during that period was 2.85 nurse to bed ratio with a minimum of 2.53 nurse to bed ratio in 2009 and a maximum of 3.16 nurse to bed ratio in 2020. The latest value from 2020 is 3.16 nurse to bed ratio. For comparison, the world average in 2020 based on 5 countries is 2.10 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
United Kingdom - Nurse to hospital bed ratio - recent values

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United Kingdom - Nurse to hospital bed ratio - historical chart - 2009-2020




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


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