Number of hospitals reached 1,156 in 2012 in Italy, according to World Bank / WHO. This is 2.36 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, number of hospitals in Italy reached an all time high of 1,757 in 1990 and an all time low of 1,156 in 2012. When compared to Italy's main peers, number of hospitals in Austria amounted to 277, 2,657 in France, 29.0 in Slovenia and 298 in Switzerland in 2012.
Italy has been ranked 9th within the group of 31 countries we follow in terms of number of hospitals, 3 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.
Hospitals comprise licensed establishments primarily engaged in providing medical, diagnostic, and treatment services that include physician, nursing, and other health services to in-patients and the specialised accommodation services required by in-patients.