Saudi Arabia adds 14 new hospitals in 2017
Friday, 05 25 2018, Category: Health, Country: Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia had a total of 484 hospitals for the year ending September 2017, rising by 14 hospitals YoY, data by the General Authority for Statistics showed.
A 67 percent of Saudi Arabia's total hospitals are owned by ministry of health, while the remaining percentage is run by the private sector.
Hospital density stood at 1.50 hospital per 100,000 persons last year, rising from 1.48 hospital per 100,000 persons the year before.
The number of beds increased by 3 percent YoY to 72,980 last year. The health ministry hospitals have 55,360 beds, while hospitals run by the private sector have 17,620 beds.