DESK REVIEWS | 07.04.05. Do hospitals have any geriatric-specific beds?

DESK REVIEW | 07.04.05. Do hospitals have any geriatric-specific beds?

Yes. But the number of geriatric-specific beds could not be found.

Yes, but the number is unknown.

There is no data about number of geriatric-specific beds from Indonesian Health Profile 2018, which details statistics of hospitals and their beds in the country (Kementerian Kesehatan Republik Indonesia, 2019b). Ministry of Health’s Rule No. 79/2014 specifies what a geriatric service in hospitals needs in terms of types of beds and other specifications, but there is no guideline on how many geriatric beds are needed or must be provided in the hospitals’ geriatric wards (Ministry of Health Regulation No. 79/2014 on Geriatric Services in Hospitals (Permenkes No. 79/2014 Tentang Pelayanan Geriatri Di RS), 2014; International Association for Hospice & Palliative Care, n.d.).

References:

International Association for Hospice & Palliative Care. (n.d.). Global Directory of Palliative Care Institutions and Organizations.

Kementerian Kesehatan Republik Indonesia. (2019b). Profil Kesehatan Indonesia 2018 [Indonesia Health Profile 2018]. http://www.depkes.go.id/resources/download/pusdatin/profil-kesehatan-indonesia/Data-dan-Informasi_Profil-Kesehatan-Indonesia-2018.pdf

Ministry of Health Regulation No. 79/2014 on Geriatric Services in Hospitals (Permenkes No. 79/2014 tentang Pelayanan Geriatri di RS), (2014) (testimony of Ministry of Health Republic of Indonesia).

 

Only few hospitals have a Geriatrics unit. No data on geriatric-specific beds was found.

Based on the information available from the desk review, it is unclear whether general hospitals have geriatric-specific beds outside of psychiatric facilities/psychogeriatric units.