Number of hospital beds in Sweden from 2000 to 2017
Number of hospital beds in Sweden 2000-2017
 The number of hospital beds in Sweden decreased during the period from 2000 to 2016. During these years, the majority of the hospital beds were in public sector-owned hospitals. In 2016, the public sector had 2.1 beds per thousand inhabitants, while the private sector had 0.2 beds per thousand inhabitants.  

Public and private hospital beds

       The number of hospital beds in the public sector increased during the period from 2007 to 2017, and in 2017 there were 2 beds per thousand inhabitants. The number of private hospital beds increased in the second half of the period and reached 0.2 beds per thousand inhabitants from 2012 to 2017.    

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.
Number of hospital beds in Sweden from 2000 to 2017
Number of hospital beds
201722,377
201623,209
201523,904
201424,612
201324,905
201224,927
2011 25,566
2010 25,566
2009 25,653
2008 25,862
2007 26,196
2006 26,223
2005 26,478
2004 27,088
2003 27,332
2002 27,925
2001 29,122
200031,765
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Source

Release date

June 2019

Region

Sweden

Survey time period

2000 to 2017

Supplementary notes

Number of hospital beds in Sweden 2000-2017
 The number of hospital beds in Sweden decreased during the period from 2000 to 2016. During these years, the majority of the hospital beds were in public sector-owned hospitals. In 2016, the public sector had 2.1 beds per thousand inhabitants, while the private sector had 0.2 beds per thousand inhabitants.  

Public and private hospital beds

       The number of hospital beds in the public sector increased during the period from 2007 to 2017, and in 2017 there were 2 beds per thousand inhabitants. The number of private hospital beds increased in the second half of the period and reached 0.2 beds per thousand inhabitants from 2012 to 2017.    

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.
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