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Nurse to hospital bed ratio, 2019:

The average for 2019 based on 20 countries was 1.38 nurse to bed ratio. The highest value was in the United Kingdom: 3.09 nurse to bed ratio and the lowest value was in Hungary: 0.51 nurse to bed ratio. The indicator is available from 1980 to 2020. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: nurse to bed ratio; Source: OECD
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Countries Nurse to hospital bed ratio, 2019 Global rank Available data
UK 3.09 1 2009 - 2020
Iceland 3.07 2 2007 - 2020
Norway 2.64 3 2002 - 2019
Switzerland 1.96 4 2003 - 2019
Ireland 1.86 5 1990 - 2019
Netherlands 1.44 6 1999 - 2019
Italy 1.42 7 2003 - 2019
Portugal 1.26 8 1999 - 2019
Spain 1.22 9 2000 - 2019
Slovenia 1.15 10 2000 - 2019
Austria 1 11 2000 - 2019
Estonia 1 12 2006 - 2019
France 0.98 13 1997 - 2019
Turkey 0.91 14 2002 - 2019
Czechia 0.89 15 2004 - 2019
Germany 0.88 16 2000 - 2019
Greece 0.87 17 1999 - 2019
Lithuania 0.82 18 2000 - 2019
Latvia 0.55 19 2012 - 2019
Hungary 0.51 20 2006 - 2019



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