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IN-PATIENT CARE BEDS

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Definition:
In-patient care beds are beds accommodating patients who are formally admitted (or ‘hospitalised’) to an institution for treatment and/or care and who stay for a minimum of one night in the hospital or other institution providing in-patient care.

In-patient care is delivered in hospitals, other nursing and residential care facilities or in establishments which are classified according to their focus of care under the ambulatory care industry but perform in-patient care as a secondary activity.

Source Publication:
OECD Health Data 2001: A Comparative Analysis of 30 Countries, OECD, Paris, 2001, data sources, definitions and methods.

Statistical Theme: Health statistics

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Thursday, March 06, 2003