Institute for Health and Welfare (THL): Specialised healthcare
psychiatric inpatient care
specialised health care
Municipality, sub-region, region, area for the regional state administrative agency, major region, Mainland Finland/Åland, hospital district, university hospital special responsibility area, whole country
Classification by sex
male, female, combined
International Classification of Diseases
The indicator gives the number of care days during the year for all patients who have received psychiatric hospital care per thousand inhabitants. Population figures refer to mean population. The indicator covers psychiatric inpatients wards in the public sector (municipalities, joint municipal boards and the state). No psychiatric inpatient care is provided in the private sector.
Care days during the year refers to all care days falling within the calendar year. The number of care days is calculated as the difference between the date of discharge (or 31 Dec) and the date of admission (or 1 Jan), that is, excluding the day of discharge. If the date of discharge and the date of admission are identical, the number of care days will be one.
The indicator describes psychiatric morbidity to some extent, but especially the regional and nationwide use of psychiatric hospital services. In addition to morbidity, the factors influencing service use include population age structure, service supply, treatment practices (particularly the provision of care at different levels of the health-care system) and the threshold for seeking care.
THL: Care Register for Social Welfare and Health Care; statistics on institutional care
Simo Pelanteri (email@example.com)
Mental Health Act 14.12.1990/1116 as well as Mental Health Decree 21.12.1990/1247 / chapter 2a.