Hospital beds in the Netherlands 2000-2017

Since 2000, the number of hospital beds in the Netherlands has generally declined. There were approximately 56.9 thousand beds in the Netherlands in 2017, the lowest number in the provided time interval. The number of hospital beds peaked in 2006 at over 78.1 thousand.

Healthcare workers in the Netherlands

Although the number of healthcare beds in the Netherlands has decreased, the number of personnel working has increased. The number of healthcare workers in the Netherlands in the period 2000 to 2017 has increased by almost four hundred thousand. In addition, the number of general practitioners amounted to over 14.6 thousand in 2017 in the Netherlands, an increase of almost five thousand since the year 2000.

Spending indicators on health

The Netherland’s expenditure on healthcare was 10.1 percent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2017. This proportion has been increasing overall before 2012, but since then the share has slightly decreased. In comparison to other European countries, the Netherlands ranked considerably high on the share of GDP spent on health expenditures. Switzerland had the highest share of expenditure on health, spending 12.2 percent of its GDP in this year. 

Number of hospital beds in the Netherlands from 2000 to 2017*

Number of hospital beds
201756,886
201658,565
201559,597
2014-
201370,310
201271,128
2011-
2010-
2009 76,980
2008 77,270
2007 77,680
2006 78,140
2005 72,698
2004 72,804
2003 73,011
2002 73,814
2001 74,625
200076,859
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Source

Release date

July 2019

Region

Netherlands

Survey time period

2000 to 2017

Supplementary notes

*Data for 2010, 2011, 2014 and 2015 not available.

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