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Table 1 Basic Health Indicators for Turkey and OECD34 averages, 2013 (or nearest year)

From: Estimating technical efficiency of Turkish hospitals: implications for hospital reform initiatives

Indicator   OECD34 average Turkey Ranka
(out of 34 OECD countries)
Life expectancy at birth   80.5 76.6 31
Infant mortality (per 1000 live births)   3.8 10.2 34
Total expenditure on health, % GDP   8.9 5.1 34
Total expenditure on health, per capita, US$ PPP   3453 941 34
Physicians, per 1000 population   3.3 1.8 34
Nurses, per 1000 population   9.1 1.8 34
Hospital beds, per 1000 population   4.8 2.7 31
MRI units per 1 million population   14.1 10.5 20b
CT scanners per million population   24.4 14.2 25b
  1. aA lower number indicates higher ranking
  2. bOut of 32 OECD countries
  3. Source: OECD [20]