Indicator full name: Number of hospital discharges, mental and behavioural disorders
Unit: number of hospital discharges
- Country/Area (COUNTRY/AREA)
- Supranational group of countries (COUNTRY_GRP)
- Sex (SEX)
- Year of measure (YEAR)
Years data is available: 1970—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 before Feb 2020
- South-eastern Europe Health Network members (SEEHN)
- Small countries
- Western Balkans
The following abbreviations are used in the indicator titles:
Indicator code: E992979.T
See indicator 992971. Chapter V of ICD-9/10._
Data collected annually, reference period: 31 December.
Note: In year 2013, the number of patients decreased due to the fact that the majority of patients
began receiving outpatient care.
hospitals was introduced. This may have resulted in a change in the coding instructions for
Facilities Organisation (DGI). Actually these data are based on the Minimal Psychiatric Data which
are not complete. Since 1996/97 the Minimal Psychiatric Data started.
report of hospitals.
Department for Health of Brcko District
2004 and 2006 is not comparable toprevious years, since data for psychiatric patients was not
available from all hospitals.
Hospitalized Patients. Deviation from the definition: Transfers of patients between departments
within a hospital are considered as a discharge. One-day hospitalizations included.
From 1994 Denmark started using ICD-10.
reported separately to WHO. Due to the different coverage, data may not be completely comparable
with previous years.
In the course of the healthcare reform, the number of specialized mental health beds was reduced and
the volume of the service provided suffered. Since 2012, newly opened hospitals have restructured
the provided services bringing them closer to the population. Since 2014, a new case-based approach
have been introduced in the hospital reporting, thus, in the future the reported hospital discharges
structure will be closer to the reality.
transfers to other care units within the same institutions. 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 of these institutions with less than 100 beds are not included. The years before 2003 are
therefore not comparable with the years following 2003. From the reporting year 2000, for the first
time, data have been collected according to ICD-10. Source: Federal Statistical Office, Hospital
statistics - diagnostic data of the hospital patients.
Source from 2004: National Institute for Strategic Health Research (ESKI) and the data is the case
number for hospital discharge, rather than case number for department discharge.
discharge data from all hospitals. Includes all discharges with a LOS of <90 days. Based on
main/principal diagnosis. When day of discharge is the same as day of admission the length of stay
is 1 day.
Break in series in 2008 due to the fact that data in the National Patient Discharge Register has
been updated /corrected
private hospitals. Clinical data gathered in the hospital discharges database are coded with the
following versions: until 2005 with ICD9-CM version 1997, from 2006 to 2008 with ICD9-CM version
2002, since 2009 with the ICD9-CM version 2007.
transferred to another inpatient facility.
Database (coverage 98% of all discharges). Coverage: Data excludes: nursing patients, day cases.
discharge diagnosis falling into the appropriate WHO defined chapter of ICD-10. Source since 1998:
Rapport general de l'IGSS. Annual report of the General Inspection of Social Security.
Institute of Publuc Health - National Institute of Hygiene.
2008 includes the cases classified at Chapter V of ICD-9CM that occurred at acute hospitals and also
psychiatric hospitals belonging to the National Health Service (NHS) on the mainland. The data from
the hospitals located in the autonomous regions of Azores and Madeira, and the private hospitals are
(public, private, army). Currently the sample covers 85% of all hospitals and 91% of hospital
discharges. A hospital discharge includes one night stay or more in a hospital. The length of stay=0
is not included. For period 1980-2000 ICD-9 coding used. From 2001 the ICD-9 Revision CM is applied.
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
Deviation from the definition:
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.
?Hospital discharge record?.
Source: Centre of Health Statistics, Ministry of Health.
Scotland - NHS National Services Scotland, Information Services Division (ISD)..
Wales - NHS Wales Informatics Service(NWIS), Patient Episode Database.
N. Ireland - Department for Health, Social Services and Public Safety, HIS.
Coverage: Data for UK NHS hospitals or NHS commissioned activity in the independent sector. Based
on diagnosis recorded at discharge.
Scotland - Previously only based on SMR01, have now added in data from SMR04. Scotland have revised
their timeseries data due to improvements in data quality.