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More than 4,300 full hospital beds were closed in 2021 in French health establishments, which at the same time created 2,700 partial hospitalization places, according to a study by the Ministry of the Health published Tuesday, September 27. Hospital capacities have undergone "staff constraints not to maintain the beds", explains the statistical management of social ministries (DREES).
to December 31, 2021, the 2,984 public and private hospitals had very exactly 382,587 full hospital beds, or 4316 less in one year. A provisional figure in slight withdrawal compared to 2020 and its 4,900 beds less, but still higher than the declines noted before the health crisis.
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In total, more than 21,000 beds were deleted over the period from the end of 2016 to the end of 2021. This mostly corresponds to the first five -year term of Emmanuel Macron, twice as much as under his predecessor François Hollande, with a removal of 10,000 beds, but much less than during the mandate of Nicolas Sarkozy with a total of 37,000 suppressed.
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This long -term trend “reflects the desire to reorganize the offer in a Context of an ambulatory turn ”, expression devoted to designate the growing share of night care in the hospital, especially in surgery. The number of “day” hospitalization places continued its increase: 2,743 were opened in 2021, bringing their total to 82,502, or 9,000 more in five years.
Home hospitalization has also recorded a clear increase in its capacity, 6.8% after a jump of more than 10% in 2020. With 22,800 patients "which can be taken care of simultaneously in the territory", this mode of care now represents "7.6% of total capacities in full hospitalization" excluding psychiatry, against 2.1% in 2006.
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