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European database on human and technical resources for health

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Beds in not–for–profit privately owned hospitals, total number
Indicator code: hospBed.nonProfit

Beds in hospitals that are legal or social entities created for the purpose of producing goods and services, whose status does not permit them to be a source of income, profit, or other financial gain for the unit(s) that establish, control or finance them.
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 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.
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.
This category doesn't exist.
Source of data: Croatian National Institute of Public Health, Hospital structure and function database.
Data not available.
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: Non-profit institutions serving households institutional sector.
- 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).
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 Ministry of Financial Affairs.
Reference period: 31st December.
- All hospitals HP.1 are included.
- Legal form: foundations.
- 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.
- Data before 2003 are not available.
- In Estonia, hospitals that provided only in-patient long-term care services (long-term care hospitals) were reorganised to the nursing care hospitals. This restructuration came into force according to Health Services Organisation Act at the beginning of 2013 (https://www.riigiteataja.ee/en/eli/ee/Riigikogu/act/521012015003/consolide). Previous long-term care hospitals (HP.1) were classified amongst long-term nursing care facilities HP.2 according to the SHA2011 in 2013. Therefore, the total number of hospital beds decreased in 2013. The number of curative care beds, other beds (tuberculosis) and psychiatric beds were not influenced by this methodological change.
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.
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 not-for-profit owned hospitals comprise beds in all hospitals (HP.1.1, 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.
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 church and foundation hospitals under contract with the Hungarian National Health Insurance Fund.
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.
Source of data: The Ministry of Welfare.
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 beds in acute care, mental health and specialty hospitals that are owned by public agencies; excludes hospitals that are owned by the government or by the HMO’s. It excludes nursing and residential care facilities.
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. This category of hospitals does not exist in the country, whole time series was set to 0.
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.

Not-for-profit privately owned hospitals do not exist in Latvia.
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.
This category of hospitals does not exist in Malta
The category does not exist.
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: 1st 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.
North Macedonia
There are no not-for-profit privately owned hospitals in Macedonia.
Data not available.
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.
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 not-for-profit private hospitals.
Break in time series: 1999. Emergency beds are excluded since 1999.
Republic of Moldova
This category of hospitals does not exist in the country.
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.
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.
- 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).
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.
Data not available.
Data not available. There are no beds in not-for-profit privately owned hospitals corresponding to the description in Turkey.
Such hospitals don’t exist in Turkmenistan.

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.
Note: Such hospitals don’t exist in Turkmenistan.
This category of hospitals does not exist in Ukraine.
United Kingdom
Data not available.
Data not available.