Number of hospitals in Italy 2000-2017

In Italy, the total number of hospitals gradually decreased over time. As a matter of fact, in 2000, there were 1,321 hospitals in the country, whereas in 2017, the number decreased to 1,063 hospitals. Also, the number of hospital beds declined during the period considered.  

 Hospitalization rates and causes 

In 2016,   heart failure was the main cause of hospitalization, followed by chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Aosta Valley, Liguria and Campania were the regions with the highest hospitalization rates, whereas Calabria, Veneto and Sicily recorded the lowest rates nationwide.

Level of satisfaction for hospital services

As regards the level of satisfaction among patients for the services received, there was a remarkable gap between the public and the private sector. For instance, only 19.7 percent of patients treated in public facilities declared to be very satisfied with the cares received, against 35.7 percent of individuals who made the same statement about private hospitals.  

Number of hospitals in Italy from 2000 to 2017

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Release date

October 2019



Survey time period

2000 to 2017

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