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Number of primary health care units

Full name:
Number of primary health care units
Unit:
number of facilities
Type of measure:
Count
Categories:
Visualizations:
Data source:
European Health for All database
Data source notes:
The following abbreviations are used in the indicator titles:
•    SDR: age-standardized death rates (see HFA-DB user manual/Technical notes, page 13, for details)
•    FTE: full-time equivalent
•    PP: physical persons
•    PPP$: purchasing power parities expressed in US $, an internationally comparable scale reflecting the relative domestic purchasing powers of currencies.

Indicator notes:
Number of primary health care units
Indicator code: E275206.T

Includes all health care establishments providing outpatient care, e.g. outpatient departments of hospitals, polyclinics, ambulatories, medical centres, medical aid posts, etc. which are staffed with at least one health professional (physician or nurse). Establishments providing only dental care should be excluded._
Country notes:
Albania
Source: Ministry or Health.
Excluding outpatients in departments of hospitals.
Including outpatients from polyclinics, ambulatories, medical centres, medical aid posts, etc.
Armenia
Includes PHC units staffed with nurses or feldshers only.
Belarus
Includes all health services (medical out-patient departments, antenatal clinic, children's clinic,
dental clinic, obstetric clinics).
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Public Health Institute - Department of health statistics and informatics. Available up to the war
time on yearly basis. Source: PHI. War period 1992-94 just for the part of FBIHand 1995 for FBIH.
Source. PHI.
Bulgaria
The reform in outpatient care changed structure. Until 1999 there existed: school physicians,
factory physicians, etc. Since 2000, the number of primary care centers dropped. The numbers after
2000 do not include the GPs.
Croatia
Through privatization in PHC, there occurred a significant increase in 1996 in the number of PHC
units. All private offices in PHC have been added to the total.
Czechia
Source: Institute of Health Information and Statistics of CR (IHIS CR). Registry of Health
Establishments. Data relate to general hositals and independent establishments of out-patient care.
From the year 2000, data includes all establishments from all sectors (Ministries of Internal
Affairs, of Transport, of Justice and of Education). Establishments providing only dental care are
included.
Source: Institute of Health Information and Statistics of CR (IHIS CR).
Denmark
Source: A publication, Sygehusstatistik, made by the National Board of Health, concerning statistics
on Danish hospitals. Not updated every year.
Estonia
Until 2001, included only day care departments in hospitals. From 2002 includes all outpatient
departments in hospitals.
Source: annual reporting, NIHD.
Finland
Source: Hosptial Discharge Register, THL (National Institute for Health and Welfare).
Hungary
Source: Statistical Yearbook of the National Health Insurance Fund. The number of outpatient health
care establishments contracted by NHIF.
Iceland
Health centres providing outpatient care. Outpatient departments at hospitals are excluded.
Source: The Directorate of Health.
Italy
Source: Ministry of health, Health Information System
Latvia
Before 2001 the data does not include outpatient departments of hospitals.
Lithuania
LHIC, annual report data.
Data from 1999 include the number of private non-in-patient health care establishments.
Malta
Includes outpatient care at private and public hospitals, health centres, district health clinics
school medical services.
Montenegro
In 2008 all primary health centres were reformed and the structure and organization of work changed
(concept of chosen doctor is introduced). Data are revised in 2008 and 2009.
Poland
Military and police hospitals are not included. Source: Ministry of Health.
Portugal
Includes Health Care Centres and also the Health Centres Extensions, establishments belonging to the
national health services. Outpatient departments of hospitals, private polyclinics, medical aid
posts are not included
Romania
Up to 1998, this corresponded to the number of dispensaries with 2 or more physicians. In 1999,
health legislation changed the definition of a health unit to 'a family's physician's consulting
room. Thus the sharp increase from 2000.
Serbia
Includes all health care establishments providing outpatient care, e.g. outpatient departments of
hospitals, polyclinics, ambulatories, medical centres, medical aid posts, etc. which are staffed
with at least one health professional (physician or nurse). Establishments providing only dental
care are excluded.
Slovakia
January 2000:
New time series based on number of PHCU expressed using number of physician posts.
Slovenia
Institute of Public Health of the Republic of Slovenia, Ljubljana 1996.
Sweden
1994-1995:As the previous figures:just number of health centre units at the end of 1994 and 1995.
The difference between 1993 and 1994 is due to the introduction of the system of family doctors. The
difference between 1994 and 1995 is due to the winding up of the same system. Source: National Board
of Health and Welfare.
Turkey
Includes: family medicine units, health centers, health posts, MCHFP centers and tuberculosis
control dispensaries. Family medicine was launched in 2007 and therefore the data for 2006 give only
the number of health centers, health posts and tuberculosis dispensaries.
Turkmenistan
Includes urban and rural Health Houses (rural of two levels), ambulatory departments of etrap, city,
velaiat and central hospitals.
Ukraine
Included only public out-patient units under Ministry of Health.
Source: Centre of Health Statistics, Ministry of Health.