Indicator full name: Number of primary health care units
Unit: number of facilities
- Country/Area (COUNTRY/AREA)
- Supranational group of countries (COUNTRY_GRP)
- Sex (SEX)
- Year of measure (YEAR)
Years data is available: 1970—2009
Last updated: 04 October 2023
- San Marino
- United Kingdom
- 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
- South-eastern Europe Health Network members (SEEHN)
- Nordic countries
- Small countries
The following abbreviations are used in the indicator titles:
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._
Excluding outpatients in departments of hospitals.
Including outpatients from polyclinics, ambulatories, medical centres, medical aid posts, etc.
dental clinic, obstetric clinics).
time on yearly basis. Source: PHI. War period 1992-94 just for the part of FBIHand 1995 for FBIH.
factory physicians, etc. Since 2000, the number of primary care centers dropped. The numbers after
2000 do not include the GPs.
units. All private offices in PHC have been added to the total.
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
Source: Institute of Health Information and Statistics of CR (IHIS CR).
on Danish hospitals. Not updated every year.
departments in hospitals.
Source: annual reporting, NIHD.
care establishments contracted by NHIF.
Source: The Directorate of Health.
Data from 1999 include the number of private non-in-patient health care establishments.
school medical services.
(concept of chosen doctor is introduced). Data are revised in 2008 and 2009.
national health services. Outpatient departments of hospitals, private polyclinics, medical aid
posts are not included
health legislation changed the definition of a health unit to 'a family's physician's consulting
room. Thus the sharp increase from 2000.
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.
New time series based on number of PHCU expressed using number of physician posts.
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.
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.
velaiat and central hospitals.
Source: Centre of Health Statistics, Ministry of Health.