There is growth in all types of hospital visits. – I am satisfied that the activity at hospitals continues to rise and that more patients get treatment, "said Health and Human Services Minister Anne-Grete Strøm-Erichsen.
– The government has invested in hospitals, and now we see the results. It is positive development, "said the Health and Human Services Minister.
In 2010, there were 865,699 patient stays, 428,930 day cases and over 4.8 million consultations at general hospitals. Compared with the previous year, the avarage activity grew by 0.2 percent, the number of day cases increased by 2.6 percent and the number of outpatient consultations increased by 3.2 percent.
On the other hand, the number of stay at private rehabilitation institutions decreased by 7.7 percent from 2009 to 2010. However, more money was spent on the purchase of services in private rehabilitation and retraining institutions in 2010.