Japan has world's highest density of hospital beds


With around 13 hospital beds per 1,000 inhabitants, Japan is the world leader, closely followed by South Korea (approx. 12 beds). Germany has about 7 beds per 1,000 inhabitants. In absolute figures, and because of its large population, China has the most hospital beds in the world with a total of 6,032,947. In terms of the actual density of hospital beds, however, China is at the bottom of the league with about 5 hospital beds per 1,000 inhabitants.

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Tino Leipholz

These statistics make it clear how much potential for growth there is in the global markets. Several million beds would be needed worldwide to reach the Japanese level of bed density. China and India, which have a comparatively low density of beds, offer enormous sales potential for these beds because of their high populations. But there is also a great deal of potential in Western countries such as the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain and the USA – especially considering the current health crisis in 2020. A major investment in modern hospital beds would strengthen the national health system and improve patient care.

Hospital beds, however, must perform well. On the one hand, they should meet the care needs of the patients and nursing staff. On the other hand, their users expect advanced functionality and user-friendliness. These expectations can be met using intelligent drive and system technology, such as the MEGAMAT 12. This drive ensures gentle, quick adjustments and can be used in wash tunnels to help you save a great deal of time. Additional components improve the ease of use. Ergonomic and robust handsets, such as the IPROXX 2 and the Nocturne, make it much easier for patients and nursing staff to operate hospital beds.