Data And Statistics Of Hospital Beds And Staffs To Manage Health Information To Formulate Policies To Increase The Number Of Beds And Staffs In Thailand

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  • Sangtien Youthao
  • Bhunyabhadh Chaimay
  • Somkiattiyos Woradet
  • Charoenporn Bouyam
  • Somporn Ruang-on

Abstract

The purpose of this research was to use research data and statistics on hospital beds and staff to manage health information and develop strategies to improve the number of hospital beds and staff in Thailand. Collect critical information about the existing condition, compile reports, and establish policies to expand the number of hospital beds and medical personnel in Thailand. This was a mixed-methods study that included data collection and focus group sessions, as well as descriptive statistics and content analysis. The research results showed that Thailand has 153,927 hospital beds, with an overall occupancy rate of 102.20. There are 50,573 doctors, accounting for one out of every 1,292 people. There are 158,317 nurses, accounting for one in every 419 people. The study's key finding is that Thailand will have half as many hospital beds as Japan, or 4.0 beds per 1,000 people. With an annual budget of 57 billion-baht, 114,000 hospital beds must be built in order to accommodate 267,000 patients. Nurses and public health specialists are expected to become "physician representatives," with one for every three beds, bringing the total from 38,000 to 9,500 annually. Training lasts 12 months, with an annual cost of 950 million baht. Thailand has insufficient hospital beds, a high bed occupancy rate, and a shortage of medical professionals, making it unable to deliver services throughout the country. It is critical to evaluate the amount and ratio of nurses in order to deliver adequate services. National planning aims to address limits in hospital bed management systems and staff development by synthesizing primary data to increase hospital beds and accommodate more people. On the other hand, Thailand has an insufficient quantity of beds and a high occupancy rate. The usage of hospital beds also limits mobility and cannot accommodate hospitalized patients. Thailand's inadequate medical and health manpower is insufficient to improve the breadth and adequacy of medical and health services in hospitals across the country. Reviewing, controlling, and planning at the national level in terms of bed capacity and personnel numbers. It will enable bed management operations and the country's limited medical personnel to create a service system to help patients access medical and public health services in Thailand.

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2024-03-14

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Youthao, S. ., Chaimay, B. ., Woradet, S. ., Bouyam, C. ., & Ruang-on, S. . (2024). Data And Statistics Of Hospital Beds And Staffs To Manage Health Information To Formulate Policies To Increase The Number Of Beds And Staffs In Thailand. Migration Letters, 21(S8), 726–734. Retrieved from https://migrationletters.com/index.php/ml/article/view/9393

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