The number of persons with psychiatric disabilities in Akita prefecture was 14,633 as of the end of March 2005, which is equivalent to 126.2 people per population of 10,000.
1. State of persons with psychiatric disabilities (according to district)
(as of March 31, 2005 to the present)
|Secondary medical district||Population (Oct. 1, 2004)||① Number of persons with psychiatric disabilities||Breakdown||Number of hospitals||Number of beds (number of designated hospitals)||Population 10,000 per number of hospital beds||② Number of hospitalized patients|
|Number of compulsory hospital admission patients||Number of hospitalization for medical protection||Number of public assistance for out-patient treatment||Others|
|Total||1,159,229||14,633 Population 10,000
|38.2||4,088 Population 10,000
* ① Number of persons with psychiatric disabilities taken from the “Performance Report on Public Health Centers”
* ② Number of hospitalized patients taken from the “Monthly Report on Mental Hospitals”.
* The details of persons with psychiatric disabilities in Akita prefecture are as follows (the law concerning mental health and welfare for persons with psychiatric disabilities).
- Patients hospitalized according to Article 22 – 3 (voluntary admission to hospital), Article 33 (medically sheltered hospital admission), Article 29 (compulsory hospital admission), Article 33 – 4 (emergency hospital admission) of the law.
- People who have been diagnosed as having psychiatric disabilities based on medical examination results by a designated psychiatrist following the application, report, and notification made as stipulated in Article 23 to 26 of the law.
- People who are recipients of publicly funded medical outpatient services as stipulated in Article 32 of the law.
- People who have been issued the Certificate of persons with psychiatric disability in accordance with Article 45 of the law.
- People who have been recognized as having psychiatric disabilities by the mental health welfare counseling service, etc. of the public health center.
- People who have been recognized as having psychiatric disabilities based on study findings, in accordance with information from other relevant institutions.