Institute for Health and Welfare (THL): Care Registers for Social Welfare
The Care Register for Social Welfare contains client-specific data on institutional care, housing services and regular home-care services provided in the social care sector. Discharge data, that is, data on all finished periods of care, are gathered by residential homes for older people, institutions for people with intellectual disabilities, institutions operated as part of care and services for substance abusers, and 24-hour housing services for older people and disabled people. The units also conduct client censuses concerning all clients receiving care at the end of the year. With the exception of care and services for substance abusers, all housing service units conduct a client census at the end of each year.
institutional care for substance abusers
specialised services for substance abusers
alcohol and drugs
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 those aged 25-64 who have received institutional care in detoxification and rehabilitation units operated as part of care and services for substance abusers per thousand persons of the same age during the year. The population data refer to year-end data. As used herein, institutions operated as part of care and services for substance abusers refer to institutions approved by the Social Insurance Institution as institutions providing care that entitles for a rehabilitation allowance, and to all detoxification units.
The number of those aged 25-64 who have received care in institutions operated as part of care and services for substance abusers in proportion to the age group helps describe the level and severity of problems caused by alcohol and drug use. However, it should be noted that the level of institutional care also depends on the resources available (e.g. the extent to which services provided by detoxification and rehabilitation units for substance abusers are available in the area) and the treatment practices in use.
Individual level data in the Care Register for Social Welfare and Health Care are confidential. For the sake of privacy protection, no municipality level data with less than five cases are published.
THL: Care Register for Social Welfare and Health Care; statistics on institutional care
Martta Forsell (email@example.com)
Act on Welfare for Substance Abusers 41/1986, Social Welfare Act 710/1982, Primary Health Care Act 66/1972, Rehabilitation Allowance Act 611/1991, Act on the Status and Rights of Social Welfare Clients 812/2000, Statistics Act 280/2004 and Act on the Statistical Service of the National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health 409/1992
Päihdepalveluiden laatusuositukset, Oppaita 2002:3, STM (Quality recommendations on services for substance abusers, Handbooks of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health)
Because of the care practices in use in the municipality, illnesses caused by substance abuse are also treated in hospital inpatient wards. This is described by the following indicator: - Hospital and health-centre inpatient care for substance abuse, patients aged 25-64 per 1000 persons of same age (713)