• Beds in nursing and residential care facilities, per 100 000 population (Line chart)
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Indicator notes
Beds in nursing and residential care facilities, per 100 000 population
Indicator code: nursingBed.total.rate This indicator shares the definition with the parent indicator "Beds in nursing and residential care facilities, total number".

Beds available for people requiring long-term care in institutions (other than hospitals).

Long-term care institutions refer to nursing and residential care facilities (HP.2) which provide accommodation and long-term care as a package. They include specially designed institutions or hospital-like settings where the predominant service component is long-term care and the services are provided for people with moderate to severe functional restrictions.
Inclusion
- Beds in all types of nursing and residential care facilities (HP.2) dedicated to long-term nursing care (HC.3)
- Beds for palliative care in all types of nursing and residential care facilities (HP.2)
Exclusion
- Beds in institutions which are not dedicated to long-term care
- Beds in hospitals dedicated to long-term nursing care (HC.3)
- Beds in specially designed and adapted living arrangements for persons who require help on a regular basis while guaranteeing a high degree of autonomy and self-control (these are defined as “home” settings)
- Beds in addiction recovery centres
Note: System of Health Accounts 1.0 is available from http://www.oecd.org/health/healthpoliciesanddata/1841456.pdf.
Country notes
Armenia
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.
Austria
Source of 2012 and 2013 data: Statistics Austria, Statistics on Care Services (Pflegedienstleistungsstatistik). Source of 2004, 2007, 2009, 2011data: Austrian Federal Ministry of Health, Austrian Healthcare Structure Plan (Osterreichischer Strukturplan Gesundheit, OSG) 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012. Data base are periodical surveys in the provinces (Bundeslander = NUTS2 regions) by the Ministry of Health on occasion of revisions of the Austrian Healthcare Structure Plan.
Reference period: 31st December (both sources).
Coverage: The Austrian Healthcare Structure Plan includes nursing beds in nursing and residential care facilities. Data are available on the regional level for the years 2007, 2009, 2011 and on the national level additionally for the year 2004. Due to the revision of the “Austrian Health Care Structure Plan (OSG)” further data will not be available before 2016. The statistics on Care Services include inpatient services and short-term care in inpatient facilities.
Azerbaijan
Source of data: The State Statistical Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
Reference period: data as of December 31.
Belarus
Source of data: Official Statistics Yearbook "Health in the Republic of Belarus", the Ministry of Health. State statistical reports on Form 1-boarding school (Ministry of Labour and Social Security), "Report of homes for the elderly and persons with disabilities", approved by the National Statistical Committee of the Republic of Belarus.
Reporting period: 31 December.
Coverage: Data provided only covers the healthcare organizations subordinate to the Ministry of Health and departmental health organizations.
Belgium
Source of data: INAMI. http://www.riziv.fgov.be/care/fr/residential-care/specific-information/stats.html.
Coverage:
- Data include beds in rest and care homes ("maisons de repos et de soins pour personnes agees", MRS) and rest homes for the elderly ("maisons de repos pour personnes agees", MRPA). Numbers correspond to licensed beds.
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Data not available.

Medical technology
Bulgaria
Source of data: National Statistical Institute, Exhaustive annual survey
Reference period: 31st of December
Coverage: All disclosed beds in hospices and Homes for medico-social care for children.
Estimation method: The types of activities as residential mental retardation, mental health and substance abuse care are predominantly done in specialized hospitals and dispensaries and are reported as HP 1.
Croatia
Source of data: Ministry of Social Policy and Youth, Statistical Reports 2003-2012
Reference period: 31st December
Coverage: Data include beds in long-term nursing care departments of: combined long-term nursing care and other residential long-term care facilities (HP.2.1/HP.2.9 according to SHA 2011) combined long-term nursing care and mental health facilities (HP.2.1/HP.2.2 according to SHA 2011) Beds in residential departments of mentioned facilities are not included.
Cyprus
Data not available.
Czechia
Source of data:
- Beds in social care sector: Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (Annual report on social care establishments and provision of social care services).
- Beds in health care sector: Institute of Health Information and Statistics of the Czech Republic (Survey on bed resources of health establishments and their exploitation).
Reference period: 31st December.
Coverage: Beds in social care sector:
- Until 2006, data refer to the total number of beds in the following establishments of social care services: Pensioners’ houses (including common establishments of pensioners’ houses and pensioners’ lodging houses), establishments for handicapped, homes for nuns.
- From 2007 (a new act on social services came into effect), data refer to the number of beds for yearlong and week stays in the following establishments of social care services: week care centres, homes for disabled persons, homes for the elderly, special regime homes. Beds in health care sector:
- Long-term care beds encompass all beds in institutes for long-term patients (existing since 1973) and beds in hospices (existing since 1996).
- Since 2000, data cover all health services.
Break in time series: 2007.
Denmark
Source of data: Statistics Denmark.
Reference period: Annual average.
Estonia
Source of data:
- Ministry of Social Affairs, Department of Social Policy Information and Analysis Statistical reports: since 2008 "Institutional welfare service for adults" and “Special welfare services; 2003-2007 "Institutional welfare service for adults", "Welfare services for adults with mental special needs" and "Institutional welfare services for orphans and children without parental care"; 1998-2002 "General care homes", "Special care homes", "Welfare institutions for children and youth". Validity of the source: Service-centred statistical reports since 2003 and onwards; for years before 2003 institution- centred reports, data are comparative.
Reference period: End of the year.
Coverage:
- In the table there are figures for HP 2.3 and HP 2.2 beds; none of the institutions have been defined as HP 2.1 in Estonia during the reference period.
- Since 2003, beds for disabled children in institutional welfare service have been included. For earlier years, no separate data were collected for disabled children in welfare institutions for children.
- Number of beds in institutions providing 24-hour care services for the persons with special psychiatric needs and the elderly.
- The increase in number of beds in 2012 resulted mainly from the increase in residential long-term care beds for the elderly (467 beds). The number of beds in special care homes increased by 63. 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 in the beginning of 2013. Previous long-term care hospitals (HP1) were classified amongst long-term nursing care facilities (HP2.1) according to the SHA2011. Therefore, the number of long-term nursing care facilities increased in 2013. Previous long-term care hospitals had 725 beds and nursing care facilities 9650 beds, in total 10375 beds in the end of 2013. The remark “difference in methodology” was added to the data for the year 2013.
Finland
Source of data: National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), Care Register for Institutional Health Care and Care Register of Institutional Social Care.
Estimation method: Since 1996, calculated beddays/365 or 366.
France
Source of data: Ministere des Affaires sociales et de la Sante - Direction de la Recherche, des Etudes, de l'Evaluation et des Statistiques (DREES). Data are from EHPA and ES quadrennial surveys, national database FINESS and “Statistique Annuelle des Etablissements de sante (SAE)”.
Reference period: 31st December.
Coverage:
- Data refer to metropolitan France and D.O.M. (overseas departments).
- Data account for beds in EHPAD ("Etablissements d'Hebergement pour Personnes Agees Dependantes", institutions for dependent elderly people under specific agreement).
Georgia
Data not available.
Germany
Source of data: Federal Statistical Office, Statistics on long-term care; Statistisches Bundesamt 2015, Pflegestatistik 2013,Pflege im Rahmen der Pflegestatistik - Deutschlandergebnisse, table 3.3; http://www.destatis.de or http://www.gbe-bund.de.
Reference period: Data are collected every other year as at 15th December.
Coverage:
- Long-term care beds comprise beds in nursing homes (HP.2) in all sectors (public, not-for-profit and private).
- Data contain the number of places available in nursing homes for the elderly and disabled. In this context, "Long-term care" is defined by the long-term care insurance act - Code of Social Security Legislation XI.
- The result for Germany, for the reporting year 2009, contains estimated data for Bremen. The estimation is sufficiently exact for a reasonable result for Germany, but not acceptably exact for a description of the situation in Bremen.
- Care statistics were completely reorganised in Germany in 1999.Therefore, comparable data are not available before 1999.
Greece
Source of data: Hellenic Statistical Authority (EL.STAT.), Hospital Census.
Coverage: Data available only for years 1980-2000, derived from a survey concerning institutions for social anticipation. After 2000, this survey ceased.
Hungary
Source of data: Central Statistical Office (KSH), Yearbook Of Welfare Statistics. http://www.ksh.hu.
Coverage: Since 1999, this includes the capacity of social institutions providing permanent and temporary accommodation. It contains the capacity of permanent or temporary accommodation for elderly people, psychiatric patients, disabled people and addicted people, and does not contain the permanent and temporary accommodation for the homeless. Break in the series: Before 1999, the data included figures for any social institution providing permanent and temporary hospitalisation, including the institutions providing permanent or temporary accommodation for the homeless.
Iceland
Source of data:
- 1990-1992: Directorate of Health.
- 1993-2006: Statistics Iceland.
- 2007 onwards: Statistics Iceland and the Ministry of Welfare.
Reference period: December.
Coverage:
- 1990-1992: Beds in nursing homes and nursing wards of retirement homes.
- 1993-2006: Beds in nursing homes and nursing wards of retirement homes based on data on authorised beds from the Ministry of Health and Social Security and data collected from the institutions by Statistics Iceland. Beds in retirement homes that are not for nursing care are excluded.
-2007 and onwards: Beds in nursing homes and nursing wards of retirement homes, beds in health care facilities (not hospitals) both LTC beds and some curative care beds and beds in one substance abuse institution. Beds in retirement homes that are not for nursing care are excluded.
- Data do not include beds in special institutions for the disabled.
Break in time series: 2007.
Ireland
Source of data:
- From 2010: Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA).
- Up to 2009: Department of Health and Children, Annual Survey of Long-Stay Units.
Coverage:
- Data as at December.
- Data refer to HP2 facilities providing residential care for older people, which are registered as “designated centres” as defined by the Health Act 2007 with the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA). All residential settings for older people are required by law to register with HIQA. Data refer to the registered capacity of a centre.
Break in time series:
- Break in series occurs in 2009. Data also include beds in district and community hospitals. Beds for limited stay (rehabilitation, convalescence, palliative and respite) were also included from 2009. Prior to 2009: Figures include long-stay beds in long-stay geriatric homes, welfare homes and private nursing homes.
- Break in series occurs in 2010. Data prior to 2010 was sourced from the Annual Survey of Long-Stay Units. Approximately 80% of long-stay units respond to this survey each year. For facilities where no data was received, bed numbers were rolled forward from the previous year. Break in series occurs in 2014: the basis for counting capacity changed during the year following a change in the Registration Regulations.
Israel
Source of data: 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 nursing and residential care facilities. The nursing and residential care institutions include only beds for geriatric nursing care and the mentally frail. It does not include long-term care beds in hospitals and does not include nursing and residential care beds in hospitals. * 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.
Italy
Source of data: Ministry of Health - General Directorate of digitalisation, 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.
Coverage:
- Data refer to all public and private residential care facilities accredited by the National Health Service. Private facilities not accredited by the National Health Service are excluded.
- Data report beds in HP.2 “Nursing and residential care facilities” for public and private accredited facilities. These residential care facilities have two separately-countable types: facilities providing services of long-term nursing care (i.e. services comprised under item HC.3 of ICHA-HC), and facilities providing services of rehabilitative care (i.e. services comprised under item HC.2 of ICHA-HC).
Break in time series: 2003. The data reported since 2003 comprise only beds in facilities providing services of long-term nursing care, i.e. services exclusively comprised under item HC.3 of ICHA-HC.
Kazakhstan
Source: Ministry of Health of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Reference period: 31December.
Latvia
Source of data: Social Services Board of the Ministry of Welfare of the Republic of Latvia and the Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia
Reference period: 31 December.
Coverage: includes: Specialised children's social care centres and specialized state social care centres. In Latvia these two types of establishments mainly provide beds for residential mental retardation and mental health care (HP.2.2). In HP.2.1we included short-term social care beds in hospitals which have not been included in HP.1. In general this type of beds does not correspond with SHA definitions for HP.2.1. Beds for palliative care are included in HP.1. Due to the fact that in the data source only planned beds are indicated, we use indicator "actual number of persons" thus equating this indicator to beds in nursing and residential care facilities. Starting from January 1, 2010 33 direct state administration institutions under supervision of the Ministry of Welfare - social care centres - were reorganised by merging them and creating five new direct state administration institutions on their basis – regional social care centres. Due to the mentioned reorganisation, starting from 2010 the institutions providing long-term social care and social rehabilitation services to children are not separated from ones providing these services to adults; one institution may provide long-term social care and social rehabilitation services to both children and adults.
Lithuania
Source of data: Statistics Lithuania, 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.
Coverage:
- number of beds in nursing homes for disabled adults
- number of children in special boarding schools and centres for special training
- number of beds in care homes for disabled children and youth (boarding school)
- number of beds for the children with disability in county and municipality child care homes (since '2006')
- number of beds in care institutions for the elderly
- number of beds in nursing hospitals or nursing departments of general hospitals.
Luxembourg
Source of data: Inspection Generale de la Securite Sociale, Cellule d'evaluation et d'orientation de l'assurance dependance.
Reference period: 31 of December.
Coverage:
- The number of long-term care beds reported refers to the number of beneficiaries covered by the long-term care insurance (“assurance dependence”).
- Institutions for dependent persons accommodate both non-dependent and dependent persons. There is no information concerning the number of beds for dependent persons only.
- Data for 2012 are preliminary.
Malta
Source of data: Department of Elderly and Community care and Department of Institutional Health within Ministry of Health, the Elderly and Community Care. Figures from 2007 onwards supplied by Health Care Services Standards, Health Division within Ministry for Energy and Health.
Reference period: annual average
Coverage: All facilities provide both residential and nursing care facilities. The discrepancy in 2004 is due to a change in the licensing category of the main geriatric hospital in Malta - from a nursing care facility to a geriatric care hospital Changes in bed numbers for 2008 reflect ongoing restructuring within Health Division and relicensing of health care entities. There is again an upward trend in HP.2 beds at end 2009 as the main state Geriatric Hospital was relicensed as a residential and nursing care facility for the elderly The number of beds in residential long-term care facilities in 2011 has been edited since some day care beds were incorrectly added to the total number of beds under this heading. In 2012 the number of beds in residential long-term facilities increased since a publicly owned residential home has begun operating. From 2013 onwards figures now include available beds in residential long term facilities rather than licensed beds. Break in the series: 2005, 2008, 2009, 2013
Montenegro
Data not available.
Netherlands
Source of data:
- From 2002: Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek, Long-term care institutions surveys.
- Until 2002: Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek, Intramurale Gezondheidszorg, table 3 (several issues).
Coverage: Beds in nursing homes and residential care homes for the elderly.
Norway
Source of data: Statistics Norway. Statistics on Specialist Health Services and Nursing and Care Statistics. The figures in HP2 are based on two different survey-based statistics, partly on “Nursing and Care” statistics and partly on “Specialist Health Services”. The statistics are collected annually for all nursing and residential care facilities in Norway. See http://www.ssb.no/speshelse_en/.
Reference period: Annual average.
Poland
Source of data: Central Statistical Office, the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Interior and the Ministry of National Defence (until 2011).
Reference period: 31st December.
Coverage: Beds in nursing and residential care facilities (HP.2) comprise beds in chronic medical care homes, nursing homes, hospices, beds in social welfare facilities for chronically ill with somatic disorders, chronically mentally ill, mentally retarded, and physically handicapped. For year 2012 and earlier, beds in addiction recovery centres are excluded and data are compatible with previous definition where substance abuse facilities such as addiction recovery centres were excluded.
Break in time series: From 2013 all beds in addiction recovery centres as well as Monar centres, detoxification centres and palliative care wards are included.
Portugal
Data not available.
Republic of Moldova
Source of data: National Statistical Bureau of the Republic of Moldova. Annual statistical report N1 “On activities of institutions of social welfare for elderly and disable people” and statistical report N2 “On activities of institutions for developmentally disabled children”.
Reference period: Data as of December 31.
Coverage: Data exclude Transnistria.
Romania
Source of data: National Institute of Statistics.
Reference period: data as of 31st December.
Coverage: Includes beds in medico-social units and beds in social care facilities for the disabled adult people. Excludes beds in homes for elderly. Starting with 2010 data include: beds in medico-social units and beds in social care facilities for the disabled (adult and children) people The increase in the number of beds in 2010, compared to 2009, is due to inclusion in NIS statistical survey, of units that provide medical and social care for children with disabilities. Until 2010 data were collected only for entities that provide medical and social care for adults with disabilities.
Break in time series: 2010
Russian Federation
Source of data: Annual reporting form ?47 «Information about network and activities of medical institutions", Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation.
Reference period: 31 December.
Coverage: Includes only data for medical institutions of the Ministry of Health. Data from institutions of other ministries and private sector are not included.
San Marino
Source: Health Authority.
Serbia
Source of data: Ministry of labour, employment and social policy, Regulation on the network of social protection.
Coverage: Data cover institutions for the elderly and institutions for the people with developmental difficulties. Data for Kosovo-Metohija province are not included in the coverage of data for the Republic of Serbia. Data from private sector are not included.
Slovakia
Source of data: Record of Statistics Office of Slovak Republic, No.1-01.
Coverage:
- Data refer to number of social service facilities and its capacity.
- Data refer to beds in social service homes, specialised facilities, residential homes for seniors, rehabilitation centers, and residential nursing facilities.
- Number of beds in 2004 – 2007 also includes data on sheltered housing facility.
- Data refer only to beds dedicated to long-term care in social facilities where health care service is not provided.
Slovenia
HP.2.2 – MENTAL HEALTH AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE FACILITES for Slovenia include: Data on Beds in Housing communities for people with long term mental health problems (HP.2.2)
Source of data: Social Protection Institute of the Republic of Slovenia
Coverage: Housing communities included in government programs financial scheme. Data are available from 2007 until 2013.
Spain
Source of data: Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equity - Observatory of Major Persons. http//:www.imsersomayores.csic.es.
Reference period: Annual average.
Coverage: 2005 underestimated by partial geographical coverage. Since 2011 total geographical coverage There is a lack of normative commitment among Spanish regions in order to send such information on a global basis. As a result, there are multiple factors affecting comparability in figures: variability of management, budget swings in public/private supply of nursing beds, absence of formal records of the information. (This explains the sharp increase 2010-2011
Deviation from the definition: Beds for palliative care in all types of nursing and residential care facilities (HP.2) are not included. Total data may be under-estimated.
Sweden
Source of data:
- The National Board of Health and Welfare, Care and services to elderly persons 1990- onwards,
- The National Board of Health and Welfare, Care inputs for persons with impairments according to the Social Services Act and the Health and Medical, 1990- onwards,
- The National Board of Health and Welfare, Persons with certain functional impairments – measures specified by LSS Act 1995- onwards,
- Federation of Swedish County Councils, Basarsstatistik (local nursing homes operated by the county councils).
Reference period:
-1990-2009: 1st October.
- 2010 1st November.
- 2011 and onwards 1st October.
Coverage:
- Data include long-term beds in residential homes for the elderly over 65 years old and for persons with functional impairments 0-64 years which provide medical care as well as daily living services. Total long-term care (LTC) includes the “social” and “health” components of long-term care (HC.3 and HC.R.6.1).
- Data also include beds for need-tested short-term care. For the year 1998, data were missing on beds for need-tested short-term care. Until 1997, data also include local nursing homes operated by the county councils as an effect of the Adel Reform. Those beds have decreased since the Adel Reform in 1992, and since 1998 they have all been transferred to the municipalities.
- The number of institutional care beds belonging to the Health Service decreased in 1992 because of the 'Adel-reform' which transferred about 31000 beds to the social sector (municipalities). These beds are now referred to as beds in nursing and residential care facilities. In 1994, additional care beds have been taken over by the municipalities. After the Adel Reform, the local levels and the municipalities are responsible for and perform most of the long term care services.
- Data exclude LTC beds in hospitals.
- In 2010, there was a shift in measuring methods for beds in nursing and residential care facilities. Data from 1990-2009 are based on group data collected from the Swedish municipalities. Date of measurement is 1 October each year. From 2010 data are based on individual data (including consumers’ national registration numbers) collected from the Swedish municipalities. The information refers to conditions on 1 November. That means that there could be some differences between 2010 and previous years. For the year 2013 the National Board of Health and Welfare did not publish any data based on individual data. Therefor the figures for 2013 are based on group collected data.
Break in time series: 1992 and 2010 and also 2013.
Switzerland
Source of data: FSO Federal Statistical Office, Neuchatel; statistics of medical-social institutions; yearly census.
Estimation method: Until 1999 (included), extrapolation to correct for partial coverage of institutions.
Break in time series: 2000: Until year 2000, estimation based on partial coverage of institutions.

TFYR Macedonia
Source of data: Ministry for social policy and social care.
Reference period: 31st December.
Note: Increases in the numbers of nursing beds in 2005 (25%) an 2006 (71%) are due to the newly opened, mostly private, nursing homes.
Turkey
Data not available.
Turkmenistan
Data Source: Ministry of Health and Medical Industry of Turkmenistan, the state statistical reporting forms for registration of personnel agencies and healthcare enterprises.
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.
Deviation from the definition: Data includes beds at institutions such as homes for disabled persons.
Ukraine
Source of data: Centre of Health Statistics, Ministry of Health, Report form ? 20 “report of a health care facility” of the Ministry of Health.
Reference period: 31 December.
Coverage: data included only health care facilities reporting to the Ministry of Health.
United Kingdom
Source of data:
- England: Care Quality Commission Database.
- Northern Ireland: The Department for Health, Social Services and Public Safety, http://www.dhsspsni.gov.uk/index/statistics/socialcare/residential-nursing-care-homes.htm. The information provided refers to financial years, i.e. the 2010 figure refers to the financial year 2009/10.
- Scotland: Scottish Care Homes Census, http://www.isdscotland.org/Health-Topics/Health-and-Social-Community-Care/Publications/2014-10-28/20 14-10-28-CHCensus-Report.pdf.
- Wales: Health Statistics Wales, http://wales.gov.uk/cssiwsubsite/newcssiw/publications/annualreports/0809report/annrep/?lang=en.
Coverage:
- Data for England relate to registered places. 2003-10 data are based on Care Standards Act, for care homes registered at the specified dates between 1st April 2003 and 31st March 2010. Data for 2011 onwards are total care home bed numbers under the Health and Social Care Act, for care homes active at the specified dates.
Note: The registration process took a few months which may explain a false dip in 2010.
- The bed numbers are as at date of data extraction and may not accurately reflect bed numbers at the year-end date. - The total number of beds provided is the total for residential and nursing homes combined.
- Data include beds or places in all nursing homes and those registered for personal care.
- Time series data have been amended so that data reflect the definition more accurately.
- Scotland: Information published on the number of registered places (i.e. beds) in care homes as at 31st March in any census period. This information is obtained for care homes registered with the Care Inspectorate.
- Wales: The number provided is the maximum registered beds in care homes for adults, and includes ‘personal care’ beds as well as ‘nursing care’ beds.
- For Northern Ireland figures for the Southern HSC Trust were unavailable in 2005. Data for Northern Ireland relate to the number of available nursing care beds in nursing homes.
Estimation method: Data from 2003 onwards are UK data.
- 2003: Data for Wales unavailable, hence UK estimate obtained by using Wales data from 2004.
Uzbekistan
Source of data: Institute of Health and Medical Statistics, the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Uzbekistan. Reference period: 31 December.
Coverage: data include facilities functioning within the system of the Ministry of Health only.