Journal of Nursing Theory and Practice

[The analyses of chronic inpatient care by national, county and institutional level data]

SCHLEIERNÉ RÓNASZÉKI Julianna1, LÓTH Erika2, GAZSÓ Tibor3, KÍVES Zsuzsanna4,5, ENDREI Dóra6,5

DECEMBER 15, 2020

Journal of Nursing Theory and Practice - 2020;33(06)

[The aim was to examine the chronic health care in the period 2003-2017. During the research the authors processed the data of the National Health Insurance Fund Management (NEAK) at the national, county and Pécs University Clinical Center level. They performed quantitative, descriptive, retrospective research. For the whole period and target group in question. The number of hospital beds changed significantly between 2003 and 2017, and there are major differences in regional distribution. In 2003, there were 19,474 chronic bed in Hungary, while in 2016 the number of hospital beds was 27,194. We found 39.5 % increase of hospital beds in this period. The average number of nursing days has significantly increased, reflecting the increasing proportion of long-term care patients in the care system. The care system must adapt to changes in health policy. It is important to prioritize the needs of an aging society. The significant increase in the number of nursing days necessitates the placement of long-term care patients.]

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