Hospitals worldwide

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Statista dossier on hospitals worldwide

This dossier provides some of the most important facts and figures concerning hospitals worldwide. The COVID-19 pandemic has shown how important hospitals are for an efficient health system and how many hospitals around the world lack sufficient capacity and access to medical supplies when faced with a health crisis. This document contains information on the number of hospitals, hospital beds, and hospital stays in different countries, as well as data about costs and expenditures. It concludes with a special chapter on the role of hospitals during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Table of contents

  • 1. Overview and premises
    • Life expectancy in selected countries 2017

    • Death rates in select countries worldwide 2018

    • Physicians density in selected countries 2017

    • Nurses per 1,000 inhabitants in selected countries 2017

    • Per capita health expenditure in selected countries 2018

    • Health expenditure as a percentage of GDP in select countries 2018

    • Share of global health expenditure in 2018 and 2028 forecast, by country

    • Level of satisfaction with national health systems worldwide as of 2019, by country

    • Confidence in hospitals and health clinics worldwide in 2018, by region

  • 2. Hospital numbers
    • Number of all hospitals in the U.S. 1975-2018

    • Hospitals in the United Kingdom (UK) 2012-2017

    • Number of hospitals in Germany 2000-2018

    • Hospitals in France 2000-2017

    • Number of hospitals in Italy 2014-2017

    • Hospitals in Spain 2000-2017

    • Number of hospitals in China 2008-2018

    • Number of hospitals in Japan 2009-2018

    • Number of hospitals in Russia 2010-2018

    • Brazil: number of hospitals 2010-2019

  • 3. Bed numbers
    • Number of all hospital beds in the U.S. 1975-2018

    • Number of hospital beds in the United Kingdom (UK) 2000-2017

    • Hospital beds in Germany 2000-2017

    • Hospital beds in France 2000-2017

    • Number of hospital beds in Italy 2014-2017

    • Hospital beds in Spain 2000-2017

    • Number of hospital beds in China 2008-2018

    • Number of hospital beds Japan 2009-2018

    • Brazil: number of hospital beds 2010-2019

  • 4. Bed density
    • Select countries by hospital bed density 2017

    • Hospital beds per 1,000 population in Italy 2014-2017

    • Number of hospital beds in Sweden 2008-2018, by sector

    • Number of hospital beds per 100,000 inhabitants Japan 2009-2018

    • Number of hospital beds per 1,000 inhabitants South Korea 2000-2017

    • Number of hospital beds per 10,000 population in Russia 2008-2018

    • Density of hospital beds in Canada 1976-2018

    • Brazil: hospital beds per thousand inhabitants 2010-2019

  • 5. Length of stays
    • Average length of hospital stays in select countries worldwide in 2000 and 2017

    • Average length of stay in U.S. hospitals in 2017, by state

    • Average length of stay in hospital in the UK 2010-2017

    • Length of stay in German hospitals from 1992 to 2018

    • Average length of hospital stays for acute care in Italy 2001-2018

    • Average length of stay in hospital in Spain 2013-2017

    • Average length of stay in hospitals in China 2018, by region

    • Hospital stay average length in Canada 2010-2019

  • 6. Occupancy and discharges
    • Hospital acute care bed occupancy rates in select countries worldwide, 2000 and 2017

    • U.S. hospital occupancy rate 1975-2017

    • Bed capacity utilization in German hospitals 1998-2018

    • Bed occupancy rate in Chinese hospitals in 2018, by region

    • Monthly hospital bed occupancy rate Japan 2020, by type of patient

    • Number of hospital discharges in selected countries 2017

    • Annual discharge number of U.S. hospitals by state 2019

    • Hospital discharge rate in Canada 1980-2017

    • Number of hospital discharges in Italy 2010-2018

  • 7. Employees
    • Persons employed in U.S. hospitals 2000-2019

    • Total hospital employment in Canada 2001-2018

    • Number of hospital employees in Europe in 2017

    • Hospital employee numbers in Germany from 2013 to 2017, by occupation

    • Hospitals: number of employees in the United Kingdom 2009-2018

  • 8. Costs and spending
    • Total expenses of hospitals in the United States 1946-2018

    • Cost of inpatient day at hospitals in the U.S. 2018, by type

    • Adjusted expenses of German hospitals from 1996 to 2017

    • Costs per inhabitant in German hospitals from 2015 to 2017, by state

    • Public healthcare expenditure on hospitals in the United Kingdom 1997-2018

    • Expenditure on hospital services in the United Kingdom 2005-2019 (volume based)

    • Italy: public expenditure for public and private accredited hospitals 2016

    • Public expenditure in hospitals and specialized services in Spain 2010-2018

    • Canadian hospital expenditures from 2005 to 2018

    • Brazil: government health spending 2020, by area

  • 9. Special: Hospitals during the COVID-19 pandemic
    • Rates of critical care beds in hospitals in select countries worldwide as of 2020

    • Satisfaction with the hospitals' response to the COVID-19 pandemic 2020

    • U.S adults concerned about being hospitalized due to COVID-19, April 2020, by age

    • COVID-19 deaths reported in the U.S. from Feb. 1 to June 20, 2020, by place of death

    • Share of U.S. COVID-19 cases resulting in hospitalization from Feb.12-Mar.16, by age

    • Share of COVID-19 cases that will require hospital care in Australia in 2020 by age

    • People hospitalized due to COVID-19 in France as of June 18, 2020, by department

    • Provinces with the highest hospital overload due to COVID-19 Spain 2020

    • Bed occupancy rate of COVID-19 inpatients Japan 2020, by prefecture

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