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Hospital beds per 1,000 people, 2020:

The average for 2020 based on 36 countries was 4.44 hospital beds. The highest value was in South Korea: 12.65 hospital beds and the lowest value was in Mexico: 0.99 hospital beds. The indicator is available from 1960 to 2021. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: hospital beds; Source: OECD
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Countries Hospital beds per 1,000 people, 2020 Global rank Available data
South Korea 12.65 1 1990 - 2020
Japan 12.63 2 1993 - 2020
Germany 7.82 3 1991 - 2020
Austria 7.05 4 1985 - 2020
Hungary 6.76 5 2000 - 2021
Czechia 6.5 6 1980 - 2020
Poland 6.19 7 2003 - 2020
Lithuania 6.01 8 1960 - 2020
France 5.73 9 1997 - 2020
Slovakia 5.68 10 1996 - 2020
Belgium 5.53 11 1988 - 2021
Latvia 5.29 12 1970 - 2020
China 4.95 13 1978 - 2020
Switzerland 4.48 14 1998 - 2020
Estonia 4.46 15 1965 - 2020
Slovenia 4.28 16 1980 - 2020
Luxembourg 4.19 17 2004 - 2021
Portugal 3.53 18 1985 - 2020
Norway 3.4 19 1980 - 2020
Italy 3.19 20 1960 - 2020
Turkey 3.01 21 1994 - 2020
Spain 2.95 22 1970 - 2020
Israel 2.92 23 1988 - 2021
Netherlands 2.91 24 1965 - 2020
Ireland 2.89 25 1980 - 2020
Iceland 2.84 26 2007 - 2020
Finland 2.83 27 1993 - 2020
Denmark 2.59 28 1997 - 2021
Canada 2.55 29 1976 - 2020
New Zealand 2.49 30 2009 - 2021
Brazil 2.45 31 1993 - 2021
UK 2.43 32 2000 - 2021
Sweden 2.05 33 1960 - 2020
Chile 2.01 34 1999 - 2021
Colombia 1.69 35 2010 - 2020
Mexico 0.99 36 1990 - 2020



Definition: The number of hospital beds per 1,000 residents of the country.

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