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Number of private inpatient hospital beds

Full name:
Number of private inpatient hospital beds
Unit:
number of beds
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 private inpatient hospital beds
Indicator code: E992764.T

Sum of hospital beds in not-for-profit and for-profit privately owned hospitals._
Country notes:
Albania
Metadata for beds in non-for-profit privately owned hospitals:
NA
Metadata for beds in for-profit privately owned hospitals:
NA
Andorra
Metadata for beds in non-for-profit privately owned hospitals:
NA
Metadata for beds in for-profit privately owned hospitals:
NA
Armenia
Metadata for beds in non-for-profit privately owned hospitals:
Source of data: National Information and Analytical Center of Health, Ministry of Health of the
Republic of Armenia (RIATSZ) Republican Research and Information Health Centre and the National
Statistic Service of the Republic of Armenia, Report form ? 2 ?Therapeutic and prophylactic activity
of hospitals?, http://healthinfo.am/Statistical%20Report.htm, Statistical book, Armenia, English
version (zip) 2009.
Reference period: 31 December.
Metadata for beds in for-profit privately owned hospitals:
Source of data: National Information and Analytical Center of Health, Ministry of Health of the
Republic of Armenia (RIATSZ) Republican Research and Information Health Centre and the National
Statistic Service of the Republic of Armenia, Report form ? 2 ?Therapeutic and prophylactic activity
of hospitals?, http://healthinfo.am/Statistical%20Report.htm, Statistical book, Armenia, English
version (zip) 2009.
Reference period: 31 December.
Austria
Metadata for beds in non-for-profit privately owned hospitals:
Source of data: Austrian Federal Ministry of Health, Hospital Statistics (annual average).
Reference period: 31st December.
Coverage: Includes beds in not-for-profit hospitals that are owned or controlled by religious orders
and congregations, private persons, companies and associations.
Deviation from the definition: Beds for same-day care are included.
Metadata for beds in for-profit privately owned hospitals:
Source of data: Austrian Federal Ministry of Health, Hospital Statistics (annual average).
Reference period: 31st December.
Coverage: Includes beds in for-profit hospitals that are owned or controlled by religious orders and
congregations, private persons, companies and associations.
Deviation from the definition: Beds for same-day care are included.
Azerbaijan
Metadata for beds in non-for-profit privately owned hospitals:
Data not available.
Metadata for beds in for-profit privately owned hospitals:
Data not available.
Belarus
Metadata for beds in non-for-profit privately owned hospitals:
Note: Data not available.
Metadata for beds in for-profit privately owned hospitals:
Note: Data not available.
Belgium
Metadata for beds in non-for-profit privately owned hospitals:
Data not available.
Metadata for beds in for-profit privately owned hospitals:
Data not available.
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Metadata for beds in non-for-profit privately owned hospitals:
Source: Public Health Institute FB&H, Hospital service in FB&H, Public Health Institute Republica
Srpska, Hospital service in Republica Srpska.
Metadata for beds in for-profit privately owned hospitals:
Source: Public Health Institute FB&H, Hospital service in FB&H, Public Health Institute Republica
Srpska, Hospital service in Republica Srpska.
Bulgaria
Metadata for beds in non-for-profit privately owned hospitals:
This category doesn't exist.
Metadata for beds in for-profit privately owned hospitals:
Source of data: National Statistical Institute, Exhaustive annual survey
Reference period: 31st of December
Coverage: All disclosed beds in for-profit privately owned hospitals (HP.1 Hospitals).
Croatia
Metadata for beds in non-for-profit privately owned hospitals:
Source of data: Croatian National Institute of Public Health, Hospital structure and function
database.
Metadata for beds in for-profit privately owned hospitals:
Source of data: Croatian National Institute of Public Health, Hospital structure and function
database.
Cyprus
Metadata for beds in non-for-profit privately owned hospitals:
Data not available.
Metadata for beds in for-profit privately owned hospitals:
Source of data: Statistical Service of Cyprus, Health and Hospital Statistics; from 2006 onwards:
Health and Hospital Statistics and Private Clinics Inspectors for the Private Sector.
Reference period: 31st December.
Czechia
Metadata for beds in non-for-profit privately owned hospitals:
Czech Republic

Source of data: Institute of Health Information and Statistics of the Czech Republic. Survey on bed
resources of health establishments and their exploitation.
Reference period: End of the year.
Coverage:
- Providers: All available beds in hospitals and specialised therapeutic institutes (excluding
balneologic institutes, convalescence homes for children, institutes for long-term patients and
hospices).
- Beds: Newborns? cots are excluded.
- Type of institutions: Non-profit institutions serving households institutional sector.
- Data on hospital beds are not available by sector since 2010.
Metadata for beds in for-profit privately owned hospitals:
Czech Republic

Source of data: Institute of Health Information and Statistics of the Czech Republic. Survey on bed
resources of health establishments and their exploitation.
Reference period: End of the year.
Coverage:
- Providers: All available beds in hospitals and specialised therapeutic institutes (excluding
balneologic institutes, convalescence homes for children, institutes for long-term patients and
hospices).
- Beds: Newborns?cots are excluded.
- Type of institutions: National private or foreign controlled corporations and household
institutional sectors.
- Data on hospital beds are not available by sector since 2010.
Denmark
Metadata for beds in non-for-profit privately owned hospitals:
Source of data: National Board of Health (2010: internal hospital beds database has been used).
Metadata for beds in for-profit privately owned hospitals:
Source of data: National Board of Health (2010: internal hospital beds database has been used).
Break in the series: 2002. The reason for the break is that the privately owned hospitals in 2002
were forced by the state to provide data in order to receive financial support, which made the
numbers grow very fast.
- In 2009, a new law gave the right to citizens to be treated in a privately owned hospital if the
waiting time in public hospitals exceeded one month. Hence, this has lead to the creation of new
privately owned hospitals, and therefore the increase in the number of hospital beds.
Estonia
Metadata for beds in non-for-profit privately owned hospitals:
Source of data:
- Since 1.01.2008 National Institute for Health Development, Department of Health Statistics.
- Data from routinely collected health care statistics submitted by health care providers (monthly
statistical report \Hospital beds and hospitalisation\") and data from Ministry of Financial Affairs.

Reference period: 31st December.
Coverage:
- All hospitals HP.1 are included.
- Legal form: foundations.
- Cots for neonates
Finland
Metadata for beds in non-for-profit privately owned hospitals:
Data not available. These data are included with 'for-profit privately owned hospitals' as private
hospitals cannot be split into not-for-profit and for profit hospitals.
Metadata for beds in for-profit privately owned hospitals:
Source of data: National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), Care Register for Institutional
Health Care.
Coverage: All private hospitals (private hospitals cannot be split into not-for-profit and for
profit hospitals).
Break in time series: 2000. The series was recalculated from 2000 onwards to correspond to the SHA
2011 definitions.
France
Metadata for beds in non-for-profit privately owned hospitals:
Source of data: Ministere de la Sante et des Sports - Direction de la Recherche, des Etudes, de
l'Evaluation et des Statistiques (DREES). Data are from the ?Statistique Annuelle des Etablissements
de sante (SAE)?.
Reference period: 31st December.
Coverage: Data refer to metropolitan France and D.O.M. (overseas departments).
Metadata for beds in for-profit privately owned hospitals:
Source of data: Ministere de la Sante et des Sports - Direction de la Recherche, des Etudes, de
l'Evaluation et des Statistiques (DREES). Data are from the ?Statistique Annuelle des Etablissements
de sante (SAE)?.
Reference period: 31st December.
Coverage: Data refer to metropolitan France and D.O.M. (overseas departments).
Georgia
Metadata for beds in non-for-profit privately owned hospitals:
NA
Metadata for beds in for-profit privately owned hospitals:
NA
Germany
Metadata for beds in non-for-profit privately owned hospitals:
Germany

Source of data: Federal Statistical Office, Hospital statistics (basic data of hospitals and
prevention or rehabilitation facilities); Statistisches Bundesamt, Fachserie 12, Reihe 6.1.1, table
1.4 and ibid., Fachserie 12, Reihe 6.1.2, table 1.4; http://www.destatis.de or
http://www.gbe-bund.de.
Reference period: Annual average.
Coverage:
- Beds in not-for-profit owned hospitals comprise beds in all hospitals (HP1.1, 1.2 and 1.3) in the
not-for-profit sector.
- Not-for-profit hospitals are defined as facilities which are maintained by not-for-profit
institutions. Not-for-profit institutions are institutions of free social welfare including
religious communities covered by the public law.
- Beds in not-for-profit general hospitals, mental health hospitals and prevention and
rehabilitation facilities are included.
- Comparable data before 2002 are not available.
Metadata for beds in for-profit privately owned hospitals:
Germany

Source of data: Federal Statistical Office, Hospital statistics (basic data of hospitals and
prevention or rehabilitation facilities); Statistisches Bundesamt, Fachserie 12, Reihe 6.1.1, table
1.4 and ibid., Fachserie 12, Reihe 6.1.2, table 1.4; http://www.destatis.de or
http://www.gbe-bund.de.
Reference period: Annual average.
Coverage:
- Beds in for-profit privately owned hospitals comprise beds in all hospitals (HP1.1, 1.2 and 1.3)
in the private sector.
- Private hospitals are defined as facilities which are maintained by private commercial
institutions. They require a concession as a business enterprise according to õ30 Trade Regulation
Act (?Gewerbeordnung?).
- Beds in private general hospitals, mental health hospitals and prevention and rehabilitation
facilities are included.
- Comparable data before 2002 are not available.
Greece
Metadata for beds in non-for-profit privately owned hospitals:
Source of data: Hellenic Statistical Authority (EL.STAT.), Hospital Census.
Reference period: Annual average.
Metadata for beds in for-profit privately owned hospitals:
Source of data: Hellenic Statistical Authority (EL.STAT.), Hospital Census.
Reference period: Annual average.
Hungary
Metadata for beds in non-for-profit privately owned hospitals:
Source of data: From 1994 Hungarian National Health Insurance Fund (OEP) Department of Financing
Informatics (GYOGYINFOK), Hospital bed and patient turnover account. http://www.gyogyinfok.hu.
Coverage: Since 1994, this includes the number of hospital beds in church and foundation hospitals
under contract with the Hungarian National Health Insurance Fund.
Reference period: 31 December.
Break in time series: In 2007, the number of acute hospitals beds in hospitals under contract with
OEP decreased significantly, but the number of chronic beds increased.
Metadata for beds in for-profit privately owned hospitals:
Source of data: From 1994 Hungarian National Health Insurance Fund (OEP) Department of Financing
Informatics (GYOGYINFOK), Hospital bed and patient turnover account. http://www.gyogyinfok.hu.
Coverage: Since 1994, this includes the number of hospital beds in private hospitals under contract
with OEP.
Reference period: 31 December.
Break in time series: In 2007, the number of acute hospitals beds in hospitals under contract with
OEP decreased significantly, but the number of chronic beds increased.
Iceland
Metadata for beds in non-for-profit privately owned hospitals:
Source of data: The Ministry of Welfare.
Metadata for beds in for-profit privately owned hospitals:
There are no for-profit privately owned hospitals.
Ireland
Metadata for beds in non-for-profit privately owned hospitals:
Data not available.
Metadata for beds in for-profit privately owned hospitals:
Data not available.
Israel
Metadata for beds in non-for-profit privately owned hospitals:
Israel

Data not available.
Metadata for beds in for-profit privately owned hospitals:
Israel

Source of data: The data are based on the Medical Institutions License Registry maintained by the
Department of Medical Facilities and Equipment Licensing and the Health Information Division in the
Ministry of Health.
Reference period: End of the year.
Coverage: Includes all licensed beds in acute care, mental health and specialty hospitals that are
owned by a private agency, excludes beds in nursing and residential care facilities.
* Note: The statistical data for Israel are supplied by and under the responsibility of the relevant
Israeli authorities. The use of such data by the OECD is without prejudice to the status of the
Golan Heights, East Jerusalem and Israeli settlements in the West Bank under the terms of
international law.
Italy
Metadata for beds in non-for-profit privately owned hospitals:
Source of data: Ministry of Health - D.G. of Health Information System - Office of Statistics.
Reference period: Annual average.
Metadata for beds in for-profit privately owned hospitals:
Source of data: Ministry of Health - D.G. of Health Information System - Office of Statistics.
Reference period: Annual average.
Kazakhstan
Metadata for beds in non-for-profit privately owned hospitals:
This category of hospitals does not exist in the country.
Metadata for beds in for-profit privately owned hospitals:
NA
Kyrgyzstan
Metadata for beds in non-for-profit privately owned hospitals:
NA
Metadata for beds in for-profit privately owned hospitals:
NA
Latvia
Metadata for beds in non-for-profit privately owned hospitals:
Source of data: The Centre of Health Economics; Database of hospital beds' utilization;
Reference period: Up to 1999: end of the year, from 2000: mid-year.
Break in series: 2000: Change in reference period.

Not-for-profit privately owned hospitals do not exist in Latvia.
Metadata for beds in for-profit privately owned hospitals:
Source of data: The Centre of Health Economics; Database of hospital beds' utilization;
Reference period: Up to 1999: end of the year, from 2000: mid-year.
Break in series: 2000: Change in reference period.

Note: There were 2 private for-profit hospitals with tuberculosis and psychiatric beds in 2008.
During 2009 and 2010, these hospitals were closed. In 2011, new hospitals were opened, including
rehabilitation hospital with 220 beds. This is the reason for temporal decrease in the number of
hospital beds in for-profit hospitals in years 2009 and 2010, and increase in year 2011.
Lithuania
Metadata for beds in non-for-profit privately owned hospitals:
Source of data: Health Information Centre of Institute of Hygiene, data of entire annual survey of
health establishments. Report ?Health Statistics of Lithuania?, available from
http://sic.hi.lt/html/en/hsl.htm.
Reference period: 31st December.
Metadata for beds in for-profit privately owned hospitals:
Source of data: Health Information Centre of Institute of Hygiene, data of entire annual survey of
health establishments. Report ?Health Statistics of Lithuania?, available from
http://sic.hi.lt/html/en/hsl.htm.
Reference period: 31st December.
Luxembourg
Metadata for beds in non-for-profit privately owned hospitals:
Data not available.
Metadata for beds in for-profit privately owned hospitals:
Data not available.
Malta
Metadata for beds in non-for-profit privately owned hospitals:
This category of hospitals does not exist in Malta
Metadata for beds in for-profit privately owned hospitals:
Source of data: Department of Health Information and Research from data supplied by the Institutions
and Department of Health Care Standards within the Ministry of Health, the elderly and Community
Care.
The number of beds decreased in 2011 due to the termination of one privately owned hospital
Coverage: 2012. An increase in the number of hospital beds was due to the addition of 1 privately
owned rehabilitation hospital
Monaco
Metadata for beds in non-for-profit privately owned hospitals:
NA
Metadata for beds in for-profit privately owned hospitals:
NA
Montenegro
Metadata for beds in non-for-profit privately owned hospitals:
The category does not exist.
Metadata for beds in for-profit privately owned hospitals:
The data are not available.
Netherlands
Metadata for beds in non-for-profit privately owned hospitals:
Source of data:
- 1990-2000: Annual survey Statistics Netherlands.
- 2001-2005: Prismant, annual survey.
- 2006 onwards: Annual reports social account which the hospitals are required to deliver, plus data
from the NZA (Dutch Health Authority).
Reference period:
- 1990-2000: Annual average.
- 2001 onwards: 1 January.
Coverage: Beds in general, university and specialized hospitals, as well as in mental hospitals;
includes beds for same-day care. Beds in a few hospices for terminal care and in nursing homes are
not included.
- Until 2001: Excludes cots for healthy infants.
- From 2002: Includes cots for healthy infants.
Deviation from the definition:
- 1990-1993: Average number of licensed beds.
- 1994-2005: Actual number of beds (average).
- 2006 onwards: Licensed beds.
Break in time series: 1994, 1995, 2001 and 2006 due to changes in the data source and coverage.
Metadata for beds in for-profit privately owned hospitals:
Data not available.
Norway
Metadata for beds in non-for-profit privately owned hospitals:
Source of data: Statistics Norway. Specialist Health Services. Annual data collection.
- See http://www.ssb.no/speshelse_en/.
Reference period: annual average.
Coverage: The figures cover all beds in hospitals (HP.1) owned by non-profit institutions.
Metadata for beds in for-profit privately owned hospitals:
Source of data: Statistics Norway. Specialist Health Services. Annual data collection.
- See http://www.ssb.no/speshelse_en/.
Reference period: Annual average.
Coverage: The figures cover all beds in hospitals (HP.1) owned by privately owned hospitals.
Poland
Metadata for beds in non-for-profit privately owned hospitals:
Source of data: The Ministry of Health, the Ministry of National Defence and the Ministry of
Interior and Administration, and the Central Statistical Office.
Reference period: 31st December.
Coverage: Not-for-profit privately owned hospitals do not exist in Poland.
Metadata for beds in for-profit privately owned hospitals:
Source of data: The Ministry of Health and Central Statistical Office.
Reference period: 31st December.
Coverage: General hospitals and health resort hospitals (including companies with State Treasury
participation).
Portugal
Metadata for beds in non-for-profit privately owned hospitals:
Source of data: Statistics Portugal - Hospital Survey.
Reference period: Average between the quarters.
Coverage:
- The Hospital Survey began in 1985. This survey covers the whole range of hospitals acting in
Portugal: hospitals managed by the National Health Service (public hospitals with universal access),
non-public state hospitals (military and prison) and private hospitals.
- Data include total beds in not-for-profit private hospitals.
Break in time series: 1999. Emergency beds are excluded since 1999.
Metadata for beds in for-profit privately owned hospitals:
Source of data: Statistics Portugal - Hospital Survey.
Reference period: Average between the quarters.
Coverage:
- The Hospital Survey began in 1985. This survey covers the whole range of hospitals acting in
Portugal: hospitals managed by the National Health Service (public hospitals with universal access),
non-public state hospitals (military and prison) and private hospitals.
- Data include total beds in for-profit private hospitals.
Break in time series: 1999. Emergency beds are excluded since 1999.
Republic of Moldova
Metadata for beds in non-for-profit privately owned hospitals:
This category of hospitals does not exist in the country.
Metadata for beds in for-profit privately owned hospitals:
Source of data: Ministry of Health of the Republic of Moldova, National Centre for Health
Management, Annual statistical report N30, enclosure 1 ?On hospital activities of health care
institutions? and statistical report N1 ?On activities of a private economical agent for health
service provision? http://cnms.md/areas/statistics/anyar/.
Reference period: Data as of December 31.
Coverage: Data exclude Transnistria.
Romania
Metadata for beds in non-for-profit privately owned hospitals:
Source of data:
National Institute of Statistics, Activity of Sanitary Units ? annual survey performed by NIS.
Reference period: data as of 31st December.
Coverage: Data cover private sector.
Metadata for beds in for-profit privately owned hospitals:
Source of data: National Institute of Statistics.
Reference period: data as of 31st December.
Coverage: Data cover private sector.
The major differences appearing in the number of beds are due to multiple changes in the sanitary
network in Romania and to the aim to have a more efficient sanitary activity.
Russian Federation
Metadata for beds in non-for-profit privately owned hospitals:
NA
Metadata for beds in for-profit privately owned hospitals:
NA
San Marino
Metadata for beds in non-for-profit privately owned hospitals:
NA
Metadata for beds in for-profit privately owned hospitals:
NA
Serbia
Metadata for beds in non-for-profit privately owned hospitals:
Data are not available.
Metadata for beds in for-profit privately owned hospitals:
Data are not available.
Slovakia
Metadata for beds in non-for-profit privately owned hospitals:
Data not available.
Metadata for beds in for-profit privately owned hospitals:
Data not available.
Slovenia
Metadata for beds in non-for-profit privately owned hospitals:
Source of data: The National Institute of Public Health of the Republic of Slovenia, National
Hospital Health Care Statistics Database.
Reference: Annual average.
Metadata for beds in for-profit privately owned hospitals:
Source of data: The National Institute of Public Health of the Republic of Slovenia, National
Hospital Health Care Statistics Database.
Reference: Annual average.
Spain
Metadata for beds in non-for-profit privately owned hospitals:
Source of data:
- Before 1996: National Statistics Institute and Ministry of Health and Consumer Affairs. Statistics
on Health Establishments Providing Inpatient Care.
http://www.ine.es/jaxi/menu.do?type=pcaxis&path=/t15/p123&file=inebase&L=0.
- From 1996 to 2009: Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equity from Statistics on Health
Establishments Providing Inpatient Care (ESCRI).
http://www.msssi.gob.es/estadEstudios/estadisticas/estHospiInternado/inforAnual/homeESCRI.htm.
- Since 2010: Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equity from Specialised Care Information
System (Sistema de Informacion de Atencion Especializada - SIAE).
Reference period: Annual average.
Coverage:
- Since 2010, data do not include beds in hospitals dedicated to attention of work-related accident
and occupational illnesses (Mutuas de Accidentes de Trabajo y Enfermedades Profesionales).
Metadata for beds in for-profit privately owned hospitals:
Source of data:
- Before 1996: National Statistics Institute and Ministry of Health and Consumer Affairs. Statistics
on Health Establishments Providing Inpatient Care.
http://www.ine.es/jaxi/menu.do?type=pcaxis&path=/t15/p123&file=inebase&L=0.
- From 1996 to 2009: Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equity from Statistics on Health
Establishments Providing Inpatient Care
(ESCRI).http://www.msssi.gob.es/estadEstudios/estadisticas/estHospiInternado/inforAnual/homeESCRI.ht
m.
- Since 2010: Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equity from Specialised Care Information
System (Sistema de Informacion de Atencion Especializada - SIAE).
Reference period: Annual average.
Sweden
Metadata for beds in non-for-profit privately owned hospitals:
Data not available.
Metadata for beds in for-profit privately owned hospitals:
Data not available.
Switzerland
Metadata for beds in non-for-profit privately owned hospitals:
Data not available.
Note: Differentiation according to ownership and profit is not relevant in Swiss health system.
Metadata for beds in for-profit privately owned hospitals:
Data not available.
Note: Differentiation according to ownership and profit is not relevant in Swiss health system.
Tajikistan
Metadata for beds in non-for-profit privately owned hospitals:
NA
Metadata for beds in for-profit privately owned hospitals:
NA
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Metadata for beds in non-for-profit privately owned hospitals:
There are no not-for-profit privately owned hospitals in Macedonia.
Metadata for beds in for-profit privately owned hospitals:
Source of data: Institute for Public Health-Skopje. Report for hospitals (3-21-60).
Reference period: 31st December.
Turkey
Metadata for beds in non-for-profit privately owned hospitals:
Data not available. There are no beds in not-for-profit privately owned hospitals corresponding to
the description in Turkey.
Metadata for beds in for-profit privately owned hospitals:
Source of data: General Directorate Health Services, Ministry of Health.
Coverage:
- Beds in for-profit privately owned hospitals include the total number of beds in all for-profit
privately owned hospitals.
Turkmenistan
Metadata for beds in non-for-profit privately owned hospitals:
Such hospitals don?t exist in Turkmenistan.
Metadata for beds in for-profit privately owned hospitals:
Source of data: Report from of the Ministry of Health and Medical Industry of Turkmenistan. ? 17
?Health employment?
Reference period: 31 December.
Ukraine
Metadata for beds in non-for-profit privately owned hospitals:
NA
Metadata for beds in for-profit privately owned hospitals:
NA
United Kingdom
Metadata for beds in non-for-profit privately owned hospitals:
Data not available.
Metadata for beds in for-profit privately owned hospitals:
Data not available.
Uzbekistan
Metadata for beds in non-for-profit privately owned hospitals:
Data not available.
Metadata for beds in for-profit privately owned hospitals:
Data not available.