Resilient healthcare

Hospital bed levels decreasing in most OECD regions, especially remote ones

15/12/2020 PNG

Although the average number of hospital beds per capita in OECD regions overall has not changed between 2000 and 2018, this hides significant variations between different kinds of regions.

Since 2000, the number of beds per inhabitant has decreased in most OECD regions, by 6% on average, but by 22% in remote regions. It has risen in metropolitan regions, by 65% more than in remote regions, a gap that can affect capacity to cope with health crises.

See: OECD Regions and Cities at a Glance 2020