Over the last few years, the share of individuals using hospital services steadily grew , before dropping in 2019. More specifically, the percentage of people going to the hospital because of minor health issues only slightly increased. The growth was more remarkable among patients who were admitted to the hospital in order to be treated for severe diseases or to undergo major surgeries. As a matter of fact, the share of the latter group of patients increased from four percent in 2007 to 5.7 percent in 2019.
Number of hospital beds in Italy from 2014 to 2019