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Table 3 The number of psychiatric beds in psychiatric and general hospitals (June 2006)

From: The mental health system in Brazil: Policies and future challenges

  N Number of beds Beds/10000 inhab. Admissions Mean length of stay in days
Psychiatric wards in general hospitals 105 2074 1,13 46650** 14
Psychiatric beds in general hospitals 592 1224 0,66   NA
Sheltered Homes 418 3344 1,81 2115 NA
Psychiatric Hospitals 228 50045 27,17 218544 65,29***
Custody-Psychiatric Hospitals 25 3677* 2,0 3677 NA
TOTAL 1418 56687 32,77 224336  
  1. * Estimated number from number admitted
  2. ** Admissions from general hospital psychiatric wards plus psychiatric beds in general hospitals.
  3. *** solely for the 42,076 state beds.
  4. Source: DATASUS,2006; CNES, 2006