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Hospital Beds

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Hospital beds include beds in public and private hospitals, specialised hospitals, and rehabilitation centres. In 2002 there were an estimated 19.6 million hospital beds in the world. China, Japan and the Russian Federation are where the most hospital beds can be found.

The most beds per person are found in Monaco, then Switzerland. There is one hospital bed for every 46 people living in Monaco, and one for every 56 people in Switzerland. In Niger there is just over one hospital bed for every 10000 people living there.

"... dysentery patients are being kept on the floor as the beds are occupied by Kal-azar patients, snake-bite and burn victims ..." The Kathmandu Post, 2003

Territory size shows the proportion of all hospital beds worldwide found there.


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