Availability of intensive care beds: Denmark, Germany stands in international comparison

German hospitals have international comparison on high coverage with intensive care beds. As the Federal Statistical office in Wiesbaden reported on Thursday, this will appear from a comparison of the organization for economic cooperation and development (OECD) on the basis of different surveys carried out in ten of its member States from the years 2013 to 2020.

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Accordingly, the beds were in Germany 33.9 intensive to 100,000 inhabitants. In the current Corona-crisis, capacity will be expanded. The clinics in Germany have increased due to the Corona-crisis, the number of intensive care beds from about 28,000 to about 40,000. About 15,000 to 20,000 intensive of free beds, the chief of the German hospital society (DKG), Gerald Gass said of the “Rheinische Post”.

Number of intensive care beds has increased since the beginning of the Coronavirus pandemic

At the same time, the number of beds with mechanical ventilation increased the device since the beginning of the pandemic, from about 20,000 to about 30,000. Part of the respiration are brought in equipment from other areas such as recovery rooms or but newly been procured, said Gass. Part of decommissioned equipment had been reactivated.

Austria (28,9 intensive care beds per 100,000 people) and the United States (25,8) have reported a relatively high density. Significantly lower the capacity in the currently particularly hard by the pandemic-affected countries, Spain with 9.7 and Italy were beds with 8.6-intensive per 100,000 inhabitants.

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