Institute for Health and Welfare (THL): Specialised healthcare
Institute for Health and Welfare (THL): Primary 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
The indicator gives the number of care days for all those aged 25-64 who have received hospital care per 1000 persons of the same age during the year. Population figures refer to mean population. The indicator covers hospital care in the public sector (municipalities, joint municipal boards and the state), as well as in private sector hospitals. Psychiatric hospitals and municipal health-centre wards are included, and so are deliveries.
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 number of care days during the year for those aged 25-64 who have received hospital care describes not only morbidity but also reproductive health as normal deliveries are included. The number of care days also depends on constantly changing treatment practices. Lengths of hospital stays have constantly decreased, with a decrease in the number of care days even if morbidity as such has not always changed.
THL: Care Register for Social Welfare and Health Care; statistics on institutional care
Simo Pelanteri (email@example.com)
Primary Health Care Act 28.1.1972/66 and Act on Specialised Medical Care 1.12.1989/1062. The Primary Health Care Act specifies, among other things, the municipality's obligations as to the provision of medical care and the Act on Specialised Medical Care, among other things, the hospital district's obligations as to the provision of specialised medical care in their region.