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Acute care hospital beds, surgical group of specialties

Full name:
Acute care hospital beds, surgical group of specialties
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Unit:
number of beds
Type of measure:
Count
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Visualizations:
Data source:
European Health for All database
Data source notes:
The following abbreviations are used in the indicator titles:
•    SDR: age-standardized death rates (see HFA-DB user manual/Technical notes, page 13, for details)
•    FTE: full-time equivalent
•    PP: physical persons
•    PPP$: purchasing power parities expressed in US $, an internationally comparable scale reflecting the relative domestic purchasing powers of currencies.

Indicator notes:
Acute care hospital beds, surgical group of specialties
Indicator code: E992766.T

Includes General surgery, Neurological surgery, Plastic surgery, other types of surgery, Anesthesiology and Intensive care._
Country notes:
Austria
Data include the total of beds in acute care (short-stay) hospitals according the the definition but
excluding paediatric surgery. See also indicator 992760
Belgium
Source: Federal Public Service of Public Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment, Health Care
Facilities Organisation (DGI).
Cyprus
General hospitals, public sector only. Up to 2005, cardiology beds were included as then could not
be disaggregated from intensive care beds. From 2006 and on, the cardiology beds have been excluded
for the calculation of this indicator.
Czechia
From the year 2000, data includes all establishments from all sectors (Ministries of Internal
Affairs, of Transport, of Justice and of Education).
Source: Institute of Health Information and Statistics of CR (IHIS CR).
Denmark
Source: The Danish Medical Association.
Surgical group of specialties includes: general surgery, surgery of the blood bessels, surgical
gastroenterology, thoragical surgery, plastic surgery, urology, neorological surgery, orthopaedic
surgery, ophthalmology, oto-, rhino-, laryngology, odontology and anaesthesiology.
Estonia
See indicator 275205.
Finland
Number of hospital beds is estimated using the Hospital Discharge Register, THL (National Institute
for Health and Welfare).
Germany
Included are all beds in acute care hospitals for clinical specialities \surgery\" (e.g. general
Greece
Including all types of surgery.
Hungary
Source: GYOGYINFOK (Health Care Information Center).
Data refer to beds available on 31 December.
Ireland
Source: Health Service Executive. For data up to and including 2005, source is Department of Health
and Children. Up to and including 1996 figures refer to beds, excluding day beds, in publicly funded
acute hospitals where the average length of stay in 18 days or less. From 1997 figures refer to beds
in Health Service Executive network hospitals only. Beds in private hospitals are not included.
Israel
Licensed inpatient beds at end of year. Includes general intensive care, general surgery,
orthopaedics, neurosurgery, cardio-respiratory surgery, cardiovascular surgery, plastic surgery and
oral surgery. Source: Department of Health Information, Ministry of Health.
Italy
Source: Ministry of Health, Health Information System. Data refer to public and private hospitals
including private hospitals not accredited by the National Health Service (see indicator 992760).
Latvia
Since 2000 the data corresponds to mid-year estimates. Before 2000 - end-of-year estimates.
Since 2000 the data corresonds to mid-year estimates. Before 2000 it is end-of-year estimates.
Lithuania
Source: LHIC annual report data
Norway
December 2001: Includes general surgery, neurological surgery, plastic surgery, oral surgery,
gastrointestinal surgery, orthopedic surgery, thoracic surgery, urological surgery, other surgical
departments.
Poland
Beds in military and police hospitals are not included. Source: Ministry of Health.
Spain
Includes general surgery and surgical specialities like gastroenterology surgery, ophthalmology,
oto-rhino-laringology, urology, neurological surgery, plastic surgery, other types of surgery and
intensive care. Number of available general hospitals plus other available hospitals with average
length of stay of 30 or less days.
Source to 1996: National Statistics Institute and Ministry of Health and Consumer Affairs.
Statistics on Health Establishments Providing Inpatient Care. Source from 1996:Ministry of Health
and Consumer Affairs (www.msc.es/)
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Source: Institute for Public Health (IPH).
Ukraine
Included only beds in public hospitals under Ministry of Health at the end of the year for the
treatment of adults and children.
Source: Centre of Health Statistics, Ministry of Health.