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Mental health care – psychiatric hospital beds

09/10/2019

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In 2017, there were 69 hospital beds for psychiatric care per 100 000 inhabitants in the EU, equivalent to 14% of all hospital beds.

 

Psychiatric beds in the EU, 2017

 

Compared with 2007, the rate decreased by 9% from 76 hospital beds for psychiatric care per 100 000 inhabitants.

The situation varied across the EU Member States: Belgium with 136 hospital beds for psychiatric care per 100 000 inhabitants had the highest rate, followed by Germany (128) and Latvia (125). At the other end of the scale was Italy (9 psychiatric care beds per 100 000 inhabitants), Cyprus (21) and Ireland (34).

 

Psychiatric beds in the EU Member States, 2017

 

This news item is published on the occasion of the World Mental Health Day (10 October).

 

For more information:

  • Overview of statistics on health
  • The source data can be found in Eurostat table hlth_rs_bds.

 

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