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Iranian Health Facilities Surveyed

Iranian Health Facilities Surveyed
Iranian Health Facilities Surveyed

The number of Iran’s physicians, health workers and hospital beds per capita is not only lower than the average of upper middle-income economies (the income group in which the country has been incorporated), but is also lower than the global average that also factors in very poor countries, according to a recent report by the Ministry of Cooperatives, Labor and Social Welfare. 
In the Iranian year ending March 2020, there were 1.6 physicians per 1,000 people, 33 health workers (nurses, operating room staff, technicians, etc.) per 10,000 people and about one hospital bed per 1,000 people in most Iranian provinces. 
Analyzing the number of hospital beds per capita provides a good indication of the level of resources available to a country in terms of treating patients in hospitals. 
When it comes to the world's developed economies, Japan and South Korea lead the way in hospital bed capacity with 13 and 12.4 per 1,000 of the population, respectively. That is considerably more than the United States with 2.9 or the UK with 2.5 per 1,000 inhabitants.
Some difference in the way hospitals are structured influence this ranking, however. Japan, for example, habitually places geriatric care beds in hospitals, upping the count of hospital beds. 
The countries with the most hospital beds don't necessarily have the most intensive care beds, a factor important during the Covid-19 pandemic, according to Statista.

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