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Hospitals per Capita by Country 2024

Although there are many criteria one could look at to assess the overall health and well-being of a particular country, access to fundamentals like healthcare is one of the most important. Naturally, hospitals are a key part of the infrastructure involved, so the number of hospitals per capita is a key statistic to examine.

However, the actual availability and number of hospitals per capita can vary drastically from one country to the next. Here’s a closer look at which world nations have the most hospitals per capita, as well as some contributing factors that can affect this metric.

Countries with the Most Hospitals per Capita

These are some of the top countries with the highest number of hospitals per capita in the world.

Country
Hospitals per Capita
Guinea Bissau56.45
Monaco10.57
Nauru9.95
Azerbaijan7.97
Cyprus7.54
Belarus7.45
Saint Kitts and Nevis7.38
North Korea6.86
Maldives6.67
Dominica5.56

Other countries with a fairly high number of hospitals per capita include but are not limited to the Maldives, Dominica, Samoa, Armenia, Iceland, Mexico, Germany, and Guyana.

Potential Factors That Influence the Number of Hospitals per Capita

In many cases, country size can have a large effect on the total number of hospitals per capita in a country. This is especially the case when a small country size combines with a relatively high level of affluence in the population.

For example, Monaco is a very compact nation with a population that’s fairly well-off financially, which allows for more hospitals per capita than average. However, factors like the following can also influence this metric.

Healthcare Funding

How much funding a particular country has to allocate to its healthcare system can greatly affect the number of hospitals in a country. Countries with higher hospital per capita rates may have universal healthcare systems or receive funding from other sources.

Health Needs

Sometimes the unique needs of a particular population can figure into the mix. For example, countries facing greater challenges due to disease and similar factors often require more hospitals, clinics, and healthcare facilities than others.

International Aid

Whether a country’s healthcare system receives ample international aid via global programs and organizations can drastically affect how many hospitals it has per capita. This type of aid assists many poorer or developing nations in addressing the needs of their people by adding more hospitals, clinics, and similar facilities.

  • Data year 2013-14

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Country
Hospitals per Capita
Guinea Bissau56.45
Monaco10.57
Nauru9.95
Azerbaijan7.97
Cyprus7.54
Belarus7.45
Saint Kitts and Nevis7.38
North Korea6.86
Maldives6.67
Dominica5.56
Micronesia4.83
Tajikistan4.68
Samoa4.2
North Macedonia4.08
Armenia4.03
Uruguay3.93
Tonga3.8
Marshall Islands3.8
Iceland3.64
Gabon3.53
Kazakhstan3.52
Mexico3.51
South Korea3.42
Guyana3.38
San Marino3.18
Lebanon3.09
Yemen2.97
Libya2.64
Kyrgyzstan2.63
Mongolia2.5
Paraguay2.43
Vanuatu2.37
Tunisia2.33
Canada2.27
Laos2.25
Georgia2.21
Lithuania2.15
Moldova2.12
Belize2.11
Montenegro2.09
Italy2.08
Cuba2.04
Jordan1.94
Estonia1.94
Namibia1.91
Thailand1.84
Philippines1.81
Bhutan1.72
Ivory Coast1.71
Romania1.68
Saint Lucia1.65
Spain1.63
Papua New Guinea1.57
Latvia1.56
Turkey1.55
Slovakia1.54
Croatia1.54
Kenya1.47
Brunei1.44
Finland1.38
Ghana1.36
Albania1.36
Sudan1.35
Oman1.35
Czech Republic1.29
Botswana1.29
Slovenia1.25
Luxembourg1.13
Antigua and Barbuda1.11
Serbia1.09
Seychelles1.08
Bolivia1.07
Bahamas1.06
Barbados1.05
Saudi Arabia1.04
Chile1.04
Mauritania1.03
Hungary1.02
Bosnia and Herzegovina1.02
Denmark1.01
Cape Verde1
Mauritius0.96
Iraq0.95
Nicaragua0.95
Poland0.94
Grenada0.94
Malta0.93
Panama0.91
Costa Rica0.84
Eswatini0.8
Cameroon0.79
Netherlands0.76
Jamaica0.75
Gambia0.7
Comoros0.68
South Africa0.67
Chad0.65
Myanmar0.63
Egypt0.62
Togo0.6
Cambodia0.57
Israel0.56
Niger0.55
Pakistan0.53
Zimbabwe0.52
Burundi0.5
Singapore0.5
Central African Republic0.48
Malaysia0.47
Madagascar0.47
El Salvador0.47
Mali0.46
DR Congo0.45
Zambia0.45
Indonesia0.43
Benin0.41
Uganda0.4
Malawi0.4
Nepal0.38
Afghanistan0.37
Guinea0.37
Liberia0.37
Suriname0.37
Honduras0.36
Eritrea0.36
Guatemala0.34
Ecuador0.33
Burkina Faso0.31
Haiti0.24
Ethiopia0.22
Bangladesh0.17
Senegal0.16
Sri Lanka0.1
Tuvalu0.02
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Which country has the most hospitals per capita?

Japan has the most hospital beds per capita, followed by the United States.

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