Table 1

Variable resources

Variables

Resource

Year

Operating institution


The number of general hospitals

(per 100,000 persons)

Survey of Medical Institutions,

2002

Ministry of Health, Labor and welfare

The number of beds in hospital

(per 100,000 persons)

Hospital Report

2002

Ministry of Health,

Labor and welfare

Ratio of daily occupied beds

in general hospital

Hospital Report

2002

Ministry of Health, Labor and welfare

The number of families in which the elderly were

living alone (per 100 households with

person 65 years or older)

Population Census

2002

Ministry of Public Management,

Home Affairs, Posts and

Telecommunications

Dwelling rooms (per dwelling)

Population Census

2002

Ministry of Public Management,

Home Affairs, Posts and

Telecommunications

Health service facilities for the elderly

(per 100,000 persons

65 years old and over)

Survey of Institutions and Establishment

for long-term care

2002

Ministry of Health,

Labor and welfare


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