Number of hospital beds in Sweden 2000-2019
Health care expenditure
The total expenditure on health care in Sweden, as share of the gross domestic product (GDP) was overall higher during the period since 2010. The share was quite stable during this period, with some fluctuations, and reached 11 percent in 2018, which was relatively high compared to in other OECD member countries.
Hospital beds in Denmark showed similar trend
Sweden’s neighboring country Denmark basically followed the same pattern in the number of hospital beds. The hospital beds in Denmark generally decreased during the period, from almost 23 thousand beds in 2000 to around an estimated 12 thousand in 2017.