Hospital stays

In 2018, a total of 122,403 stays (residential and partial) were registered in psychiatric services for adults in PH and PDGH. Of these, 66,142 were stays in PH and 56,261 in PDGH[1],[2]. This means that, in comparison with 2005, the number of stays increased by 13.3% in PH and by 16.3% in PDGH. In addition, we can observe that the evolution of the number of stays in PDGH is almost parallel to that in PH.

Evolution of the number of hospital stays
in psychiatric services for adults in PH and PDGH

We observe that the total number of stays is the same for men and women. We do however observe a clear difference in the type of facility where a man or a woman is treated for his/her problems. Namely, we see men are more likely to be admitted to a PH.

Evolution of the number of hospital stays in psychiatric services for adults
in PH and PDGH by gender[3]

Men Women

The increase in the number of stays in PH and PDGH is situated within the active population (19-64 years old), whereby we observe a strong increase in the group of 19 to 40 year olds between 2013 and 2016[4].

Evolution of the number of hospital stays in psychiatric services for adults
in PH and PDGH by age[5]

 

[1] Source: Minimum Psychiatric Data (MPD), FPS Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment

[2] This concerns the number of registered residential and partial stays in beds for adults (all code letters except K, k1, k2, Tf) in the year in question regardless of the year of admission and regardless of whether the patient has already been discharged.

[3] Stays for which the sex of the patient is not known, have not been taken into account.

[4] For the sake of completeness, the category of 0-18 year olds is also indicated. In exceptional cases, children and young people may be admitted to a psychiatric service for adults. Furthermore, stays in the 0-18 year-old category may be the result of incorrect registration.

[5] Stays for which the age of the patient is not known, have not been taken into account.