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Nurse to hospital bed ratio, 2019:

The average for 2019 based on 15 countries was 1.06 nurse to bed ratio. The highest value was in Ireland: 1.86 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
Ireland 1.86 1 1990 - 2019
Netherlands 1.44 2 1999 - 2019
Italy 1.42 3 2003 - 2019
Portugal 1.26 4 1999 - 2019
Spain 1.22 5 2000 - 2019
Slovenia 1.15 6 2000 - 2019
Austria 1 7 2000 - 2019
Estonia 1 8 2006 - 2019
France 0.98 9 1997 - 2019
Czechia 0.89 10 2004 - 2019
Germany 0.88 11 2000 - 2019
Greece 0.87 12 1999 - 2019
Lithuania 0.82 13 2000 - 2019
Latvia 0.55 14 2012 - 2019
Hungary 0.51 15 2006 - 2019



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