OECD and Malaysia : Hospital Beds and Physicians density

Hospital Beds (per 10,000 population)

Physicians Density (per 1000 population)

Malaysia health sector has a lot to catch up, even in terms of hospital beds and number of doctors. Malaysia is almost 2x behind in the numbers compared to the lowest rank in OECD countries (hospital bed – Sweden: 30 compared to Malaysia: 19) and (density of physicians – Japan: 1.98 compared to Malaysia: 0.70). This picture is pretty consistent with the amount of expenditure which Malaysia government spend on healthcare as well, which is lower than OECD countries (see previous post).

Update: To achieve the goal of 35 hospital beds per 10,000 pop, Malaysia govt. needs to add at least 39 000 hospital beds (considering population is 26 million). Same calculation applied to physicians density, to obtain 2.0 physicians for 1000 population, Malaysia needs to have at least 52 000 doctors, or 104, 000 doctors for 4.0 physician density.

For WorldMapper: Hospital beds include beds in public and private hospitals, specialised hospitals, and rehabilitation centres. In 2002 there were an estimated 19.6 million hospital beds in the world. China, Japan and the Russian Federation are where the most hospital beds can be found.

sources:
1) WHO
2) World Mapper, Hospital Beds

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