Table 5

Population per Doctor and hospital bed occupancy by region, 2008 and 2009
Region Population per Doctor Hospital bed occupancy
2009 2008 2009 2008
Ashanti Region 8,288 (2) 9,537 (2) 65.5% (2) 63.3% (2)
Brong Ahafo Region 16,919 (4) 21,475 (4) 57.9% (5) 60.5% (4)
Central Region 22,877 (5) 26,140 (5) 51.4% (9) 52.5% (7)
Eastern Region 16,132 (3) 17,571 (3) 55.9% (6) 55.6% (6)
Greater Accra Region 5,103 (1) 4,959 (1) 78.3% (1) 72.0% (1)
Northern Region 50,751 (10) 68,817 (10) 59.1% (4) 61.3% (3)
Upper East Region 35,010 (8) 33,475 (8) 49.7% (10) 42.2% (10)
Upper West Region 40,144 (9) 43,988 (9) 62.1% (3) 59.4% (5)
Volta Region 26,538 (6) 27,959 (6) 54.1% (7) 51.1% (9)
Western Region 33,187 (7) 31,745 (7) 52.0% (8) 51.5% (8)
National: 11,929 12,713 59.8% 58.3%

Note: Rankings by region are presented in brackets.

Source: Ghana Health Service: 2009 GHS Annual Report.

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