• Beds in for–profit privately owned hospitals, per 100 000 population (Line chart)
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European database on human and technical resources for health

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Human resources indicators: Indicators include the number and density of a wide range of health personnel (such as physicians, nurses, midwives, dentists, pharmacists and health care assistants), according to three different concepts (those practising, professionally active and licensed to practice). Information on employment in hospitals and numbers of medical and other graduates is also available.

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Indicator notes
Beds in for–profit privately owned hospitals, per 100 000 population
Indicator code: hospBed.forProfit.rate This indicator shares the definition with the parent indicator " Beds in for–profit privately owned hospitals, total number".

Beds in hospitals that are legal entities set up for the purpose of producing goods and services and are capable of generating a profit or other financial gain for their owners.
Country notes
Data not available.
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.
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.
Data not available.
Note: Data not available.
Data not available.
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Source: Public Health Institute FB&H, Hospital service in FB&H, Public Health Institute Republica Srpska, Hospital service in Republica Srpska.
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).
Source of data: Croatian National Institute of Public Health, Hospital structure and function database.
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.
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.
- 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.
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.
Source of data:
- Since 1st January 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 Commercial Register.
Reference period: 31st December.
- All hospitals HP.1 (private sector, i.e. more than 50% is owned by the Estonian or foreign person in private law) are included.
- Cots for neonates, day beds, provisional and temporary beds, and beds in storerooms are also excluded from the hospital beds.
- Beds in welfare institutions are excluded.
- Statistics on hospital beds by sector for 1999-2001 are missing. Due to the reform that took place in health care sector and had an influence on the definition of ownership, the data for 1999-2001 are currently not valid.

See the remark for total hospital beds.
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.
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)”. NB: This survey has been recasted in 2014 for the data concerning 2013 (review and update of the questionnaire, change of the unit surveyed [legal entity ( geographical establishment], improvement of the consistency between the survey and an administrative source of data on the activity of hospitals). Though the principles of the survey remain the sames, some concepts and some questions have changed: this can lead to break in series for year 2013.
Reference period: 31st December.
Coverage: Data refer to metropolitan France and D.O.M. (overseas departments).
- Data from 2013 it is geographical establishments for all sectors (public and private). That is why there is a break in series in the number of the total hospitals and the public hospitals.
Data not available.
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.
- Beds in for-profit privately owned hospitals comprise beds in all hospitals (HP.1.1, 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 §30 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.
Source of data: Hellenic Statistical Authority (EL.STAT.), Hospital Census.
Reference period: Annual average.
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 Hungarian National Health Insurance Fund (OEP).
Reference period: 31st December.
Break in time series:
- In 2007, the number of acute hospitals beds in hospitals under contract with Hungarian National Health Insurance Fund (OEP) decreased significantly, but the number of chronic beds increased.
There are no for-profit privately owned hospitals.
Data not available.
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.
Source of data: Ministry of Health - General Directorate of digitalization, health information system and statistics - Office of Statistics. http://www.stage.ministerosalute.it/portale/temi/p2_6.jsp?lingua=italiano&id=3835&area=statisticheSS N&menu=pubb.
Reference period: Annual average.
Source: Ministry of Health of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Reference period: 31December.
Data not available.
Source of data: Centre for Disease Prevention and Control; 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.
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.
Data not available.
Source of data: Directorate for Health Information and Research from data supplied by the Institutions and Department of Health Care Standards within the Ministry for Energy and Health. 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 Break in Series: From 2011 onwards the number of privately owned beds reflects the number of beds used exclusively for overnight stays and not used interchangeably between day care beds and overnight beds.
Data not available.
Data not available.
Data not available.
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).
Source of data: Statistics Portugal - Hospital Survey.
Reference period: Average between the quarters.
- 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
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.
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
Data not available.
San Marino
Data not available
Data not available.
Data not available.
Source of data: National Institute of Public Health, Slovenia, National Hospital Health Care Statistics Database. Reference: Annual average.
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.
Break in time series: 2010.
- Some hospitals which were previously counted as private had to be included since 2010 in the publicly financed category following a new classification system (ECS 1995) introduced as framework for the new national hospital statistics in order to harmonize it with SHA financing scheme. According to that criteria, as NHS hospitals (public) are considered all publicly administered hospitals plus all hospitals with more than 80% of its activity publicly financed and also hospitals financed by the social security funds: network of hospitals dedicated to attention of work-related accident and occupational illnesses (nonprofit private hospitals previously included as private).
Data not available.
Data not available.
Note: Differentiation according to ownership and profit is not relevant in Swiss health system.

TFYR Macedonia
Source of data: Institute for Public Health-Skopje. Report for hospitals (3-21-60).
Reference period: 31st December.
Source of data: General Directorate Health Services, Ministry of Health.
- Beds in for-profit privately owned hospitals include the total number of beds in all for-profit privately owned hospitals (including hospitals owned by private universities).
- In 2014, data have been updated from 2000 onwards because of the reallocation of private university hospitals from "publicly owned hospitals" into "for-profit privately owned hospitals".
Data Source: Ministry of Health and Medical Industry of Turkmenistan, the state statistical reporting forms and activities of the network of health facilities.
Reporting period: December 31st.
Coverage: Data provided by the Ministry of Health and Medical Industry of Turkmenistan, without the
Inclusion of data from other ministries and departments.
Source of data: Centre of Health Statistics, Ministry of Health, Report form ? 20 “report of a health care facility” of private entities.
Reference period: 31 December.
United Kingdom
Data not available.
Data not available.