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pleie, Care services, elderly care, nursing homes, disabled, home nursing care, home help, home help services, IPLOS, retirement homes, institutions, care homes, nursing staff, discharge, support person, care benefit, UCPA (user controlled personal assistance)KOSTRA , Health services , Public sector, Health

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Nursing and care services
Percentage changePercentage change
20192018 - 20192015 - 2019
1Home-based services: Home-nursing and home-help. Activity and facility services not included
2Includes nursing homes, retirement homes, relief institutions and dwellings for children. Dwellings for the elderly not included.
3Full-time equivalent (FTE): Figures for 2015-2019 were updated in March of 2020 with a new method that provides better information on settled percentage of FTE from 2015 onwards. The new method has consequences for contractual hours FTE.
4KOSTRA functions included: 234 Activity programmes, 253 Health and care institutions, 254 Home-based services, 256 Acute help, 261 Institutions buildings.
Home-based services (selected services)Users 12.31.
Assistance in daily living78 493-0.8-6.6
Home health services, includes both somatic and psychiatric care.163 2313.612.7
User-controlled personal assistance3 6044.114.6
Care benefits (benefits to individuals whom provides care on a voluntary basis to parents, spouses or others)10 2130.65.0
Percentage of inhabitants age 80 years and over that are home service users130.0-3.8-9.1
Nursing homesBeds 12.31.
Beds in total39 466-0.3-0.5
Percentage of private beds9.5-3.0-14.2
Institution services2Residents 12.31.
Long-term stay32 105-0.4-4.3
Short-term stay9 7848.05.2
Care and nursing services staff3Man-years
Man-years - total144 5813.110.3
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Man-years in user directed services with health education108 1083.712.3
Percentage in user directed services with health education77.50.51.4
Nursing and care expenditure4NOK billions
Nursing and care expenditure, total129.46.126.5