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European database on human and technical resources for health (HlthRes-DB)

HlthRes-DB provides a wide range of statistics on human and technical resources for health and offers data on non-monetary health care resources collected through the joint work of the Statistical Office of the European Union (Eurostat), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and WHO/Europe. It contains nearly 200 indicators on human and technical resources for health.

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.

Technical resources data: Data include the number and density of hospitals and hospital beds, stratified by ownership of facility (public, non-profit-making private and for-profit private), in addition to the number of beds for long-term care.

HlthRes-DB also contains indicators on the availability of the following medical equipment: computed tomography (CT) scanners, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) units, positron emission tomography (PET) scanners, gamma cameras, digital subtraction angiography units, mammographs, radiation therapy equipment and lithotriptors.

Coverage: HlthRes-DB contains data from the 53 Member States in the WHO European Region. To be updated yearly, usually in late summer, it is currently available in English and Russian.

More information: http://www.euro.who.int/en/data-and-evidence/databases/european-database-on-human-and-technical-resources-for-health-hlthres-db
Indicator notes
Total hospital beds, per 100 000 population
Indicator code: hospBed.total.rate This indicator shares the definition with the parent indicator "Total hospital beds, total number".

Total hospital beds are all hospital beds which are regularly maintained and staffed and immediately available for the care of admitted patients.
Inclusion
- Beds in all hospitals, including general hospitals (HP.1.1), mental health and substance abuse hospitals (HP.1.2), and other specialty hospitals (HP.1.3)
- Occupied and unoccupied beds
Exclusion
- Surgical tables, recovery trolleys, emergency stretchers, beds for same-day care, cots for healthy infants
- Beds in wards which were closed for any reason
- Provisional and temporary beds
- Beds in nursing and residential care facilities (HP.2)
Note: System of Health Accounts 1.0 is available from http://www.oecd.org/health/healthpoliciesanddata/1841456.pdf.
Country notes
Albania
Source: Ministry of Health.
Andorra
Source: Ministry of Health.
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. Changes in methodologies: In 2005, 150 rehabilitation beds were presented as physiotherapy “Institute of physiotherapy and Health Resort”. Since 2006, they are presented as rehabilitation beds.
Austria
Source of data: Austrian Federal Ministry of Health, Hospital Statistics (annual average).
Reference period: 31st December.
Coverage: Complete (HP.1).
Deviation from the definition: Includes beds for same-day care (same-day care can be provided in units for same-day care as well as in any hospital bed, thus, these beds cannot be excluded).
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.
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: Federal Service of Public Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment, DG1 Organisation and Planning, Datamanagement; Central Institution Database - Centraal Ziekenhuisbestand (CZB).
Reference period: 1st of January.
Coverage:
- Included in the calculation are all beds in acute care hospitals, geriatric hospitals, specialised hospitals, psychiatric hospitals, psychiatric care centres and protected lodging initiatives.
- The increase in 1996 reflects the rise in psychiatric care beds, due to the creation of beds in psychiatric care institutions and initiatives for a protected housing.
Break in time series:
- Since 2006, beds in psychiatric care institutions and initiatives for a protected housing have been excluded. This explains the fall in psychiatric care beds in 2006.
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Source: Public Health Institute FB&H, Hospital service in FB&H, Public Health Institute Republica Srpska, Hospital service in Republica Srpska.
Bulgaria
Source of data: National Statistical Institute, National Centre for Public Health and Analyses at the Ministry of Health Due to structural transformations in the health care system in 2011 the National Centre for Health Information was transform into National Centre for Public Health and Analyses
Reference period: 31st of December
Coverage: All disclosed beds in all types of hospitals are included. Dispensaries with beds are also included. Dispensaries are medical establishments in which doctors with the assistance of other personnel actively find, diagnose, treat and periodically observe patients with psychiatric, lung, dermato-venerological and oncological diseases. Patients are admitted to dispensaries for a longer period. In 2005, data on beds by type are revised in order to provide harmonised data for psychiatric beds. Since 2010 the pulmonary dispensaries are transformed into specialized hospitals, dermato-venereological dispensaries – into Dermato-venereological centres, oncological dispensaries – into Complex oncological centres, psychiatric dispensaries – into Mental health centres. The activities and functions of the centres and dispensaries are same.
Croatia
Source of data: Croatian National Institute of Public Health, Hospital structure and function database
Reference period: 31st December Starting from 2009 data do not include community care centres providing both in-patient and out-patient services primarily engaged in out-patient services.
Coverage: Data include number of hospital beds in all public and private hospitals in Croatia, except prison hospital.
Cyprus
Source of data: Statistical Service of Cyprus, Public sector administrative sources and Private Clinics Inspectors for the Private Sector. Validity of the source: For the years 1985, 1987, 1995 and 2000 figures were obtained from the Census of Doctors, Dentists and Clinics.
Reference period: 31st December.
Coverage: Data refer to General Hospitals, Rural Hospitals and one Special Hospital (psychiatric) of the public sector as well as the total number of beds of the private sector. Beds corresponding to Not-for-profit privately owned hospitals have not been counted.
Czechia
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.
Coverage:
- Until 1999, data cover only establishments of the health sector. Since 2000, data cover all sectors.
- Providers: Hospitals and specialised therapeutic institutes (excluding balneologic institutes, convalescence homes for children, institutes for long-term patients and Hospices).
- Beds: All available beds excluding newborns’ cots.
Break in time series: 2000.
Denmark
Source of data: National Board of Health (2010: internal hospital beds database has been used).
Estonia
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").
Reference period: 31st of December.
Coverage:
- All hospitals HP.1 (public and private sector) 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.
- At the end of 2005 the number of beds was smaller. Several beds were closed because of financial shortages.
- The decrease in the number of hospital beds after 1991 was the result of the first reorganisation wave of the health care system of the independent country.
- In 2002, the Government of Estonia introduced the Hospital Master Plan that anticipates an optimum number of hospitals and hospital beds necessary to provide acute health care services taking into account the number of the population of Estonia and the population forecasts. Therefore, existing hospitals were reorganised, some became out-patient care providers, and some were closed or consolidated. This change can be called the second wave of the reorganisation of the Estonian health care system.
- 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.
Finland
Source of data: National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), Care Register for Institutional Health Care.
Estimation method: Since 1994, calculated bed-days/365 or 366.
Break in time series: 2000. The series was recalculated from 2000 onwards to correspond to the SHA 2011 definitions.
France
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 include army hospitals from 2002 onwards.
- 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.
Georgia
Source: Ministry of Health.
Germany
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
1.1 and ibid., Fachserie 12, Reihe 6.1.2, table 1.1; http://www.destatis.de or http://www.gbe-bund.de.
Reference period: Annual average.
Coverage:
- Total hospital beds comprise beds in all types of hospitals (HP.1.1, 1.2 and 1.3) in all sectors (public, not-for-profit and private).
- Included are beds in general hospitals, mental health hospitals and prevention and rehabilitation facilities.
- Beds in long-term-nursing care facilities are excluded.
- Cots for healthy infants, recovery trolleys, emergency stretchers, surgical tables and beds for same-day care and palliative care are also not included.
Greece
Source of data: Hellenic Statistical Authority (EL.STAT.), Hospital Census.
Reference period: Annual average.
Hungary
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 (all acute and all chronic care beds) run by hospitals under contract with Hungarian National Health Insurance Fund (OEP).
Reference period: 31st December.
Break in time series:
- In 2007, the number of acute care beds in hospitals under contract with Hungarian National Health Insurance Fund (OEP) decreased significantly, and there was an increase in the number of chronic hospital beds.
- Since 2007, the number of hospital beds in justice hospitals is included.
Iceland
Source of data:
- Before 1989: Directorate of Health.
- From 1989 to 2006: The Ministry of Health and Social Security. (Reports on the activities of hospitals 1989 - 2006).
- From 2007: The Ministry of Welfare.
Reference period: Annual average.
Coverage:
- Up to 2006: Beds in all hospitals.
- From 2007: Beds in hospitals (health care facilities with 24-hour access to a hospital physician).
Estimation method: Until 1988, the figures show registered beds, but 1989-1996, beds are calculated from bed-days and 90% occupancy rate.
Break in time series: 1989 and 2007.
Ireland
Source of data:
- “Curative care beds” and “Other hospital beds” sources: - for 2006 onwards, source is Health Service Executive;
- for years prior to 2006, source is Department of Health and Children, Integrated Management Returns.
- “Psychiatric care beds” source is Mental Health Commission Annual Report.
- “Long-term care beds” source is Health Service Executive.
Coverage:
- Total hospital beds is the sum of curative care, psychiatric care, long-term care and other beds.
- See metadata for each bed type for details on coverage and details of break in series in 2009. Data from 2009 has been revised in 2015 due to ongoing developmental work on the System of Health Accounts, in particular the statistical categorisation of hospitals into the SHA HP classifications. This has had the effect of reducing the numbers of psychiatric beds reported.
Israel
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, and 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.
Italy
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.
Coverage:
- All public, not for-profit and private hospitals are registered.
- Since 2000, data refer to all hospitals, public and private, including private hospitals not accredited by the National Health Service except military hospitals.
- Before 2000, data refer to all hospitals, public and private, excluding private hospitals not accredited by the National Health Service and military hospitals.
Kazakhstan
Source: Ministry of Health of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Reference period: 31December.
Latvia
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: Reductions in years 2009 and 2010 due to restructuring and health care reforms.
Lithuania
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
Coverage: The number of hospital beds excludes nursing beds.
Luxembourg
Source of data: National Health Insurance (CNS) - data included in the budget.
Reference period: Annual average.
Coverage: It includes the total number of beds in general hospitals, psychiatric hospitals and drug rehabilitation in specialised hospitals (HP. 1.1 HP. 1.2 et HP. 1.3 of the ICHA-HP terminology) and is only available from 2004.
Estimation method: It is currently difficult to distinguish the in-patient beds from beds for same-day care. Models for differentiating them are currently being studied. Their application should clarify the situation.
Malta
Source of data: Joint collation by Directorate for Health Information & Research, Health Care Services Standards, Health Division within Ministry for Energy and Health and Individual Institutions.
Reference period: end of the year
Coverage: Strict criteria according to definitions were used in collation of available hospital beds from 2005 onwards. This will explain the shift in numbers from other years. Other hospital beds include rehabilitation beds and respite beds. Changes in numbers of available beds for 2007 are mainly due to restructuring and changes in numbers of available beds with the "migration" of the main State general Hospital in Malta (St. Luke's Hospital) to the new "Mater Dei Hospital". The old State main General Hospital in Malta was closed down. However, a number of beds (155 in all) were retained as long term beds and as rehabilitation beds in Karen Grech Hospital within the grounds of the old main general hospital. The changes in numbers of available beds for 2008 reflect an ongoing process of restructuring within the Health Division of the Ministry for Social Policy and relicensing of healthcare establishments. In 2001 the large increase in the number of hospital beds was due to the inclusion of the LTC beds in the state geriatric hospital at the time. There is a downward change in the total number of available beds for end 2009 due to relicensing of the main state Geriatric Hospital as a residential and nursing care facility (HP.2) in 2009.The total number of beds decreased in 2011 due to the termination of one privately owned hospital.2012. An increase in the number of hospital beds was due to the addition of 1 privately owned rehabilitation hospital and the addition of beds in a publicly owned rehabilitation hospital. The total number of beds in 2013 has been amended due to incorrectly inputting the number of long-term care beds. The total number of beds in 2014 has decreased since a number of beds which were being used for overnight stays are now being used as day care beds. Break in series: 2001, 2009. From 2011 onwards the total number of beds reflects the number of beds used exclusively for overnight stays and not used interchangeably between day care beds and overnight beds.
Montenegro
Source of data: The source for all data submitted is the Institute of Public Health. Some additional information can be found in Health Statistical Yearbooks available at http://www.ijzcg.me/
Reference period: December 31st.
Coverage: Only data from public sector were included. Beds in Stationary Medical centers are also included.
Netherlands
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 specialised 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. Includes beds for same day care and cots for healthy infants.
Break in time series: 1994, 1995, 2001, 2006 and 2010 due to changes in the data source and coverage.
Norway
Source of data: Statistics Norway. Specialist Health Services. Annual data collection.
- See http://www.ssb.no/speshelse_en/.
Reference period: Annual average.
Break in time series: 2002. The hospitals were transferred from the municipalities to the central government in 2001.
Poland
Source of data: The Ministry of Health, the Ministry of National Defense (until 2011), the Ministry of Interior and the Central Statistical Office.
Reference period: 31st December.
Coverage:
- From 2003 onwards, the total number of hospital beds comprise beds in all public and private hospitals (i.e. general, psychiatric, sanatorium hospitals and specialised hospitals).
- Beds in palliative wards, rehabilitation sanatoria and sanatoria are also included.
- Beds in long-term nursing care facilities (nursing homes) are excluded.
- Beds in prison hospitals are excluded.
Break in time series:
- From 2008 onwards, due to the change in methodology of counting beds in general hospitals introduced by the Ministry of Health, beds and incubators for newborns (neonatology wards) are included in total number of beds of general hospitals.
Portugal
Source of data: Statistics Portugal - Hospital Survey.
Reference period: Average between the quarters.
Coverage:
- 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.
- From 1985 to 1998: Practiced allotment (beds in the general inpatient ward) plus intensive care beds (for this period, the intensive care beds were not considered as included in the practiced allotment). Emergency beds are included.
- 1999 onwards: Practiced allotment (including beds of infirmaries, beds of particular rooms, intensive care beds, as well as neonatal special/intensive care beds, intermediate care beds, blasted unit beds, and beds of other hospital units). Emergency beds are excluded.
- In both series (1985-1998 and 1999-) there are some hospital beds not included because they never were included in the practiced allotment (other beds, like emergency services beds, operation retrieval beds, day hospital beds, beds for newborn babies, beds for dialysis ...). Beds of particular rooms were not included in the practiced allotment neither in total hospital beds from 1985 to 1998.
- The item “Total hospital beds” includes long-term care beds in hospitals.
Break in time series: 1999. The strong decrease in hospital beds in 1999 is due to a break in series associated with the exclusion of emergency beds from then on.
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.
Romania
Source of data: National Institute of Statistics and Ministry of Public Health.
Reference period: data as of 31st December.
Coverage: From 1970 to 1998, data refer only to the public sector. The major differences that are at the number of beds are due to multiple changes in the sanitary network from Romania and the aim to have a more efficient sanitary activity. Starting with 1992 hospitals analysed their efficiency as related to, among others, the number of beds (according to the Ministry of Health policies) and it can be noticed that, as result, the number of beds decreased considerably. In addition, some of the hospital units located in other counties than the base hospitals were converted in independent units (hospitals). Therefore, in 1992, parallel with a significant decrease in the number of hospital beds, an increase in the number of hospitals can be observed. Break in the series: 1999.
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: Institute of Public Health of Serbia, National hospital register. http://www.batut.org.rs/.
Reference period: 31. December.
Coverage: Data for Kosovo-Metohija province are not included in the coverage of data for the Republic of Serbia. Data from health institutions under other ministries (military services, prisons, social services) than the Ministry of Health are not included. Data from private health sector are not included.
Slovakia
Source of data: National Health Information Center. Annual report (MZ SR) on bed fund in health care facilities in the SR.
Reference period: 31st December.
Coverage: Beds in all hospital facilities excluding independent hospice, new-born beds (not new-born departments) and dialysis points.
Slovenia
Source of data: National Institute of Public Health, Slovenia, National Hospital Health Care Statistics Database. Reference: Annual average.   
Coverage: all hospitals, including general hospitals (HP.1.1), mental health hospitals (HP.1.2), and other specialized hospitals (HP.1.3).
Spain
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.
Coverage: All public and private hospitals in Spain are included.
Sweden
Source of data:
- Before 2001: Federation of Swedish County Councils and The National Board of Health and Welfare, Basarsstatistik and Statistisk Arsbok for Landsting (several issues).
- From 2001: Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions, SALAR (previously The Federation of Swedish County Councils), Statistik om halso- och sjukvard samt regional utveckling Verksamhet och ekonomi i landsting och regioner (several issues).
Reference period:
- Before 2001: 31st December.
- From 2001: Annual average. As per 2001, the term average disposable beds is used.
Coverage:
- The data do not include all private hospital beds. Only some private beds are included.
- The figures from 1960 to 1991 include both public and private beds. After 1992, the figures do not include private beds which are privately financed. Only some private beds are included. There are about 8000 private beds which are not included after 1992. The private beds from 1973-1991 are reported under the category “Other hospital beds”, but it is not possible to know in which department they were used.
- In Sweden, there was a reform in 1992 called the Adelreform where about 31000 beds in hospitals for long-term care were transferred from the health-care sector to the social sector in the municipalities and are now referred to as beds in nursing and residential care facilities. In 1994, additional care beds have been taken over by the municipalities.
Break in time series: 1992 and 2001.
Switzerland
Source of data: FSO Federal Statistical Office, Neuchatel, hospital statistics; yearly census.
Estimation method: Until 2002 (included), extrapolation to correct for partial coverage of hospitals.
Reference period: average during the calendar year.

TFYR Macedonia
Source of data: Institute for Public Health-Skopje. Report for hospitals (3-21-60).
Reference period: 31st December.
Note: the number of beds is smaller because the reconstruction of hospital (Ohrid)
Turkey
Source of data: General Directorate for Health Services, Ministry of Health.
Coverage:
- Total number of beds in the MoH, universities, the private sector and others (except for the Ministry of National Defence hospital beds until 2011) are included.
- In 2013, the data have been updated since 2002. Due to changes in Hospitals and Hospital Beds Regulations in 2008, the number of hospital beds was revised in order to fit in the definition.
Break in time series: MoND-affiliated facilities are included since 2012.
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.
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, other agencies and private entities.
Reference period: 31 December.
Break in time series: 2009, before 2009 data included only health care facilities reporting to the Ministry of Health, starting from 2009 data coverage is complete.
United Kingdom
Source of data:
- England - Department of Health, from KH03, England;
- Northern Ireland - Hospital Activity Statistics from the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, Korner Return Kh03a;
- Wales - Health Statistics Wales, http://wales.gov.uk/topics/statistics/headlines/health2010/0114/?lang=en;
- Scotland - ISD Scotland, NHS National Service Scotland; http://www.isdscotland.org/Health-Topics/Finance/Costs/Files/ISD(S)1_Manual.pdf.
Reference period: Annual average.
Coverage:
- Does not include private sector.
- Data are for financial years (1st April to 31st March). E.g. data for financial year 1st April 2008 - 31st March 2009 are presented as 2008.
- Wales: The activity for the below codes are not included in the above figures: 9992 _x0007_Accident & Emergency (Out-Patient only) _x0007_ _x0007_9993 _x0007_High Dependency Care _x0007_ _x0007_9995 _x0007_Intensive Therapy Units For Babies _x0007_ _x0007_9996 _x0007_Special Care Baby Unit _x0007_ _x0007_9997 _x0007_Bone Marrow Unit _x0007_ _x0007_9998 _x0007_Intensive Care _x0007_
Deviation from the definition: Cots for healthy infants cannot be excluded from Northern Ireland figures.
Break in time series:
- England: The data from 2010 are lower because the methodology changed. From Quarter 1 2010/11 the KH03 collection was changed to a quarterly collection. The classification for bed occupancy was changed from ward type to the consultant specialty of the responsible consultant. This followed consultation with the NHS, as concerns had been expressed that the ward classifications, which were set in the late 1980s, were no longer relevant.
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.