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Mapping psychiatric care bed capacity across Europe

For this week’s infographic, HBI looks at data around inpatient psychiatric care services in Europe, as well as the market share of the for-profit sector. What does it show?

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The infographic below measures the availability of psychiatric care beds per 1000 inhabitants, only considering beds that are maintained, staffed and available for use, using OECD data. The data covers 2016-2018. The hover-over shows the for-profit sector share of the market in the same period according to our HBI Intelligence data for 2019/20, where available. Based on that data, the Netherlands has the highest for-profit share.

Bed capacity varies across the EU Member States: Italy with only 0.09 hospital beds for psychiatric care per 1000 inhabitants has the lowest rate, followed by Ireland (0.34) and Spain (0.36). At the other end of the scale is Belgium (1.41 psychiatric care beds), Germany (1.28) and Latvia (1.22).

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