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Nurse to hospital bed ratio, 2019:

The average for 2019 based on 2 countries was 1.39 nurse to bed ratio. The highest value was in Mexico: 2.29 nurse to bed ratio and the lowest value was in Chile: 0.49 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
Mexico 2.29 1 2012 - 2019
Chile 0.49 2 2010 - 2020



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