Lower increases in staff
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Lower increases in staff

Preliminary figures show that approximately 58 400 man-years were attached to general hospitals by the end of year 2000. This is an increase of almost 1,4 per cent from the previous year, or just below 800 extra man-years. The increase is on the other hand the lowest since 1994.

From 1999 to 2000 the number of inpatient stays in hospitals declined, while the number of outpatient treatments increased by 4.9 per cent.

Man-years performed by medical doctors increased by almost 3 per cent, that is a little more than 200 man-years from 1999 to 2000. Nurses had a small increase in man-years while auxiliary nurses had some decline. Man-years counted for personnel working in administrative, technical and service functions also decreased slightly. Of other healthpersonnel with higher education, the radiographs had an increase of almost 4.5 man-years.

More personnel and higher skills from 1990 to 2000

If we look at the period from 1990 until 2000, there has been a solid growth of almost 26 percent in man-years in general hospitals. It is university trained and other kinds of higher educated health personnel that have increased the most. Man-years for doctors rose by approximately 55 per cent, corresponding to 2 500 man-years. The number of nurses increased by 6700 or 43 per cent. Other higher educated personnel like bioengineers, physiotherapist radiographs and occupational therapists also increased sharply during this period. Of these, bioengineers are now the biggest group with nearly 3100 man-years. Auxiliary nurses had a decline in the number of man-years both during the eighties and nineties.