Non-expenditure health care data provide information on institutions providing health care in countries, on resources used and on output produced in the framework of health care provision.
Data on health care form a major element of public health information as they describe the capacities available for different types of health care provision as well as potential 'bottlenecks' observed. The quantity and quality of health care services provided and the work sharing established between the different institutions are a subject of ongoing debate in all countries. Sustainability - continuously providing the necessary monetary and personal resources needed - and meeting the challenges of ageing societies are the primary perspectives used when analysing and using the data.
The resource-related data refer to both human and technical resources, i.e. they relate to:
- Health care staff: 'manpower' active in the health care sector (doctors, dentists, nurses, etc.);
- Heath workforce migration: migration movements of doctors and nurses;
- Health care facilities: technical capacity dimensions (hospital beds, beds in nursing and residential care facilities, etc.).
Annual national and regional data are provided in absolute numbers and in population-standardised rates (per 100 000 inhabitants).
Wherever applicable, the definitions and classifications of the System of Health Accounts (SHA) are followed, e.g. International Classification for Health Accounts - Providers of health care (ICHA-HP). For hospital discharges, the International Shortlist for Hospital Morbidity Tabulation (ISHMT) is used.
Health care data on resources are largely based on administrative data sources in the countries. Therefore, they reflect the country-specific way of organising health care and may not always be completely comparable.
Creato da admin-rv il 12 Marzo 2020
Dato aggiornato il 11-03-2020