Hospital beds (supply and use)

Source: SourceOECD Social Issues/Migration/Health, Volume 2009, Number 16, December 2009 , pp. 79-80(2)

Publisher: OECD - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

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The number of hospital beds provides a measure of the resources available for delivering services to inpatients in hospitals. It does not capture, however, the capacity of hospitals to furnish same‐day emergency or elective interventions. Furthermore, this section focuses solely on hospital beds allocated for acute care, not taking into accounts beds in psychiatric care or long‐term care units.

Document Type: Review Article

Publication date: December 1, 2009

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