Definition: Psychiatric hospital beds
The definition of "Psychiatric hospital beds" varies in the Member States. They are as follows:
A hospital bed in a 24-hour section for treatment of a patient in a psychiatric department.
Beds in specialist psychiatric and child-psychiatry departments. Specialist departments (by specialist discipline) : Specialist departments are distinct units under the constant supervision and guidance of physicians qualified in the discipline or sub-discipline concerned. They are equipped with their own treatment facilities.
Figures refer to the total of beds in the neuropsychiatric departments of all hospitals.
Beds intended for attention of psychiatric patients. Psychiatric hospitals are those that dedicate a major proportion of their beds to the specialty of psychiatry.
A bed in a public, private or special psychiatric hospital.
Bed in specialistic psychiatric hospital and beds in Psychiatric departments of other hospitals.
Beds in psychiatric hospital and beds in general hospitals for psychiatric patients.
A bed is a unit of the capacity of an institution as such defined in the license, including beds for boarding out and in semimural annexes, and excluding permanent beds above the planned number, temporary emergency beds and isolation beds.
The unit of accommodation provided for admitting psychiatric patients to official public or private psychiatric hospitals and continually available (for a period of not less than one night hours) and to which the staff and equipment for diagnosis and treatment and the necessary financial resources are allocated.
As above in the context of a psychiatric speciality (General Psychiatric, Child Psychiatric, Adolescent Psychiatric, Psychiatric of Old Age and Learning Disability). In Scotland psychiatric beds exist in dedicated Mental health hospitals, and also in psychiatric units within more general hospitals.
"Number of existing beds" Number of beds available at least 6 months per year for the services or specialized departments, except in the neurologic and psychiatric hospital department.
Number of available psychiatric beds in all in-patient institutions.
Registered beds at end of year in psychiatric wards in general hospitals and wards in "homes" or long term care institutions placed outside hospitals but run by them. Day care beds are included through 1989. Excluded as of 1990.
Eurostat, "Key data on health 2000"