The publication “Inpatient beds and stations pending licensing, January 2016” shows updated information for the end about the number of inpatient beds, ambulatory care, day care beds, stations, the rehabilitation formation and rooming in places ​

The publication “Inpatient beds and stations pending licensing, January 2016” shows updated information for the end of January 2016 about the number of inpatient beds, ambulatory care, day care beds, stations, the rehabilitation formation and rooming in places, according to the registration certificates issued by the Medical Institutions Licensing Divisino of the Ministry of Health. The information in the publication is shown by institution type, institution, hospitalization type, division and department.
In addition, the publication shows trends in the number and rate of beds in the last decade by hospitalization type and the change in the number per general hospitalization in 2015 compared to the end of 2014. 
 
Key findings: 
  • Number of beds for general hospitalization: In late January, 2016, there were 15,497 authorized general inpatient beds, 15,346 in general inpatient hospitals and 151 in geriatric hospitals. 
  • Change in the number of general inpatient beds: During 2015, 26 general inpatient beds were added. In the last five years, from late 2010 to late January 2016, 774 authorized beds were added, of which 256 were in internal medicine divisions, 207 in pediatrics, 112 in intensive care, 182 in obstetrics, 3 in surgery and 14 holding beds.
  • Rate of beds for general hospitalization: The rate of beds for general hospitalization is continuing to decrease, 1.830 per 1,000 persons in late 2015, a decrease from 1.866 last year to 1.913 in the end of 2010. The rate decreased by a tenth in the last decade, a decrease by 12% from late 2005 and approximately 5% from late 2009. 
  • Psychiatric hospitalization: In late January 2016, there were 3,567 authorized psychiatric inpatient beds, an addition of 116 beds since the end of 2009. The rate of beds decreased to 0.415 per 1,000 persons in late 2015, a decrease from 0.426 last year and a decrease by 9% since the end of 2009. 
  • Geriatric hospitalization: In late January 2016, there were 24,851 authorized beds, most of which (20,999) were for chronic geriatric use (nursing geriatrics, mentally frail patients) and 15% (3,852) for active geriatrics (rehabilitative geriatrics, complex nursing geriatrics, supportive therapy, subacute geriatrics, prolonged ventilation, tuberculosis). The rate of beds has been decreasing since the mid-2000s. 
  • Rehabilitative hospitalization: In late January 2016 there were 847 rehabilitation beds, including general rehabilitation, pediatric rehabilitation, orthopedic rehabilitation, neurological rehabilitation, respiratory rehabilitation and rehabilitative intensive care for unconscious patients. The rate of beds increased to 0.101 per 1,000 persons in late 2015, representing an increase from 0.089 in late 2014.