Indicator full name: Number of mental patients staying in hospitals 365+ days
Unit: number of patients
- Country/Area (COUNTRY/AREA)
- Supranational group of countries (COUNTRY_GRP)
- Sex (SEX)
- Year of measure (YEAR)
Years data is available: 1971—2022
Last updated: 04 October 2023
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- WHO European Region
- Members of the European Union
- Members of the EU before May 2004 (EU15)
- Members of the EU after May 2004 (EU13)
- Members of the EU before Feb 2020
- Commonwealth of Independent States
- Central Asian Republics Information Network members (CARINFONET)
- South-eastern Europe Health Network members (SEEHN)
- Small countries
- Western Balkans
The following abbreviations are used in the indicator titles:
Indicator code: E120301.T
Number of mental patients in mental hospitals and departments at the end of given calendar year with a length of stay of 365 days or more. Data from the routine reporting system._
Data collected annually, reference period: 31 December.
Facilities Organization (DGI), Minimal Psychiatric Data.
report of hospitals. Department for Health of Brcko District
Deviation from the definition: Data relates to patients hospitalized in psychiatric institutes and
discharged during the given year.
Only in-patients are included. NOTE: The capital region (Copenhagen) and the region of Sjaelland all
have changed hospital codes in 2008 and in this context all mental patients were discharged (or so
it appears from the data). Therefore, the figures are probably only for the rest of the country
which explains why the value is lower than the previous year.
and diagnostic data of the prevention and rehabilitation facilities patients, special evaluation by
the Federal Statistical Office.
http://www.destatis.de or http://www.gbe-bund.de
Deviation from the definition: Data contains the number of patients with mental disorders (ICD-10:
F00-F99) discharged from hospital after a length of stay of 365 days or more. It is not possible to
specify discharge data into discharge data of mental health hospitals and discharge data of general
Break in time series: Up to and including the reporting year 2002, data only include discharges in
general hospitals and mental health hospitals. From reporting year 2003, data include additionally
discharges in preventive and rehabilitative hospitals, however discharges from these institutions
with less than 100 beds are not included. The years before 2003 are therefore not comparable to the
following years. Data before reporting year 2000 is not available.
Mental Health Commission. Data comes from the national census of Irish psychiatric units and
hospitals. All patients resident in units and hospitals operating within the provisions of the
Mental Health Act 2001 were enumerated in the census. Since 2007, this census is carried out every 3
years. In recent years, the Census has been carried out on 31st March.
apply to patients with an indication; patients without indication are not taken into account.
Up till 1996: Patient Registry of Institutional Mental Health Care.
care homes and nursing homes.
Source of data: Institute of Psychiatry and Neurology.
Difference in methodology: From 2013 onwards ? joint in-patient data capture.
National Patient Register (NBHW)
Online Database: http://www.socialstyrelsen.se/statistics/statisticaldatabase/cancerÿ
NBHW (365 days or more)
Note: Number of mental patients staying in hospital 365+days, including geriatric patients.
Reporting of these data have deteriorated during recent years, which explains the loss of data after
2010. As from 2014 data will be reported into the national patient register on a monthly basis,
which will improve the possibilities to produce accurate numbers.
Statistics of Hospitals; yearly census.
Coverage: Full coverage of hospitals; sufficient (nearly full) coverage of inpatient and day cases
since 2002. Due to a modification of the legislation, day cases are not collected in 2009 anymore.
Estimation method: Discharges without a valid ICD-code are not accounted for (negligible).
Break in time series: The gradual change of diagnosis classification since 2008 from ICD-10 WHO to
ICD-10 GM (German Modification) may lead to breaks for some categories.
992979 - Hospital discharges, mental & behaviour disorders
See indicator 992971. Chapter V of ICD-9/10.
Country specific sources and methods
November 2002: Included only data from public hospitals under Ministry of Health.
Source: Centre of Health Statistics, Ministry of Health.
England - Data for 2013 is currently unavailable so data from 2012 has been re-used to provide an
approximate figure for 2013.
Wales ? NHS Wales Informatics Service (NWIS), Patient Episode Database. Scotland ? Data compiled
from ISD's Acute (SMR01) and psychiatric (SMR04) inpatient databases combined. This measure is
calculated as the number of patients with a stay of >365 and is shown under the year of discharge.
Scotland ? Data compiled from ISD's Acute (SMR01) and psychiatric (SMR04) inpatient databases
combined. This measure is calculated as the number of patients with a stay of >365 and is shown
under the year of discharge. Years 2011-2013 have been updated as the data completeness on the
SMR04 database has improved for these years. Previously the 2010 value was used for these years.
Northern Ireland ? Not available
Data for England & Wales only in NHS hospitals only.
Data may not be complete as further submissions may be received at a later date. Figures based on
completed hospital spells & diagnosis at discharge.
Break in Time Series: 2010 ? Data is financial year data
Estimate: 2014 data from Scotland is unavailable so the 2013 figure has been used as an estimate