This is an archived release.
Continued increase in number of younger service recipients
While the total number of recipients of home-based services indicates a minor increase from 2003 to 2004, the number of recipients below 67 increased by 8 per cent. The number of residents in institutions of the same age category also increased - up 4 per cent.
225 of the long-term residents were under the age of 50 years. This is a reduction from 2003 and at the same level as in 2002.
Out of 41 000 residents in institutions in 2004, about 1 900 were below 67, while 47 000 out of 163 000 recipients of home-based services were below this age. In home-based services, the youngest recipients represent 29 per cent of the users, compared with 17 per cent in 1992.
As seen in previous years, the number of recipients who only receive home help services keeps decreasing. It declined by 6 per cent from 2003. However, this was offset by a large increase in the number of home nursing recipients. Thus the total number of recipients of home-based services remained more or less unchanged.
The number of man-years in nursing and care services increased slightly to almost 107 000 in 2004, whereas doctor certified absence was reduced significantly. At the end of 2004, this type of absence amounted to 11 per cent of the total man-years.
In the municipal health services the number of man-years by public health nurses increased significantly by about 3 per cent to 1 900 man-years in 2004. The majority of the man-years were in the health centre and school health services. The increase in man-years by public health nurses in this area compensates the strong decrease in the number of man-years by physicians and physiotherapists. The tendency to have fewer physicians and physiotherapists with regular pay from the municipality continues. From 2003 to 2004 the number of man-years declined by about 3 to 4 per cent in both categories. The increase in the number of man-years by mandatory practitioners and physiotherapists without agreement compensates for the physiotherapist decline in health centre and school health services. When it comes to physicians, an increase in man-years by private physicians with agreement contributes to a minor increase in the total.
In June 2005, a web site for quality indicators in the nurse and care services was launched at http://indikator.more.no/bedrekommune/ploindikator.jsp .
- Table 1 Beds in institutions for the aged and disabled. 1996-2004
- Table 2 Rooms in institutions for the aged and disabled, by type of room. 1991-2004. Per cent (N=number of rooms)
- Table 3 Residents in institutions for the elderly and disabled, by age. 1992-2004
- Table 4 Residents in dwellings for the aged and disabled. 1994-2004
- Table 5 Users of home-based services, by age. 1992-2004
- Table 6 Users of home based services, by kind of service. 1992-2004
- Table 7 Recipients of respite care, by age. 1996-2004
- Table 8 Recipients of special support, by age. 1996-2004
- Table 9 Man-years and absence within the nursing and care services. 2003 and 2004. Preliminary figures
- Table 10 Man-years by occupational groups in the municipal health service. Man-years per 10 000 inhabitants. Centrality. 1994-2004
- Table 11 Man-years by occupational groups in the municipal health service. Centrality. 1994-2004
- Table 12 Man-years by physicians with different wage agreements in the municipal health service. Centrality. 1994-2004
- Table 13 Man-years by physiotherapists with different wage agreements in the municipal health service. Centrality. 1994-2004, preliminary figures 2004
- Table 14 Man-years in the health centre service and school health service. 1994-2004
- Table 15 Man-years for physicians by activity area. 1994-2004
- Table 16 Man-years for physiotherapists by activity area. 1994-2004