Ireland has more nurses than most OECD states

Ireland had 11.9 practising nurses per 1,000 population in 2014

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor @susmitchellsbp
30th October, 2016

New figures from the OECD show Ireland had more nurses per 1,000 people than most other countries in the OECD in 2014.

Ireland had 11.9 practising nurses per 1,000 population in 2014. Within the OECD, which has 35 members, just seven countries had a higher number of nurses.

The OECD’s figures, which will be published in its Health At A Glance report in November, pertain to all ‘practising’ nurses in the public and private sectors.

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