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Mental health care – psychiatric hospital beds

09/10/2020

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In 2018, there were 73 hospital beds for psychiatric care per 100 000 inhabitants in the European Union (EU). This corresponds to 14% of all hospital beds.

In 2004, the first year for which data are available at EU level, the number of hospital beds for psychiatric care per 100 000 inhabitants stood at 79. Since then the rate has decreased continuously.

Infographic: Hospital beds for psychiatric care in the EU

Source dataset: hlth_rs_bds


Highest rate in Belgium, lowest in Italy

Among the EU Member States, Belgium registered the highest rate in 2018, with 135 hospital beds for psychiatric care per 100 000 inhabitants, followed by Germany (128; data for 2017) and Latvia (122). At the other end of the scale, Italy recorded 9 psychiatric care beds per 100 000 inhabitants, Cyprus (18) and Ireland (34).

Infographic: Hospital beds for psychiatric care

Source dataset: hlth_rs_bds

This news item is published on the occasion of World Mental Health Day (10 October).
Notes: The European Union (EU) includes 27 EU Member States. The United Kingdom left the European Union on 31 January 2020. Further information is published here.

 

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