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Table 1 Private and public hospitals and bed estimates from 1976 to 2010

From: The role of insurance in the achievement of universal coverage within a developing country context: South Africa as a case study

Year Private Public
  Hospitals Beds Hospitals Beds
1976 251 2 3461   
1986 651 6 1252   117 8423
1989 1011 10 9361   
1998 4 162 20 908 343 107 634
2010 5 216 31 067 410 88 920
  1. 1 Hospital Association of South Africa [32], 2 Estimated using the bed to hospital ratio for 1976 from the other data in the table, 3Estimated from Zwaranstein et al [33], 4Health Systems Trust [34], 5Health Systems Trust [35].