Medical care and public health statistics in Japan
This search guide comprises an introduction to official statistics in the fields of medical care and public health in Japan, most of which are available via the Internet.
Official statistics are compiled by and made available via the websites of government ministries, national administrative agencies, municipal governments, or independent administrative institutions.
Following links are to websites in either Japanese or English. The Japanese websites generally have the most up-to-date data.
Kosei tokei yoran/Handbook of Health and Welfare Statistics, published annually by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW)
This handbook of general statistics on health and welfare in Japan is available on the MHLW website.
2. Fundamental statistics
Fundamental statistics are especially important statistics designated by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications as the core of official statistics. Fundamental statistics in the fields of medical care and public health are available on the Portal site of Official Statistics Japan (e-Stat) , the MHLW website, and elsewhere. They include the following.
Iryo shisetsu chosa(Survey of Medical Institutions)
Summary：Survey of the number, distribution, and condition of hospitals, clinics, and other medical facilities.
Frequency:Static Survey of Medical Institutions is published once every three years. Dynamic Survey of Medical Institutions is published monthly. (Not available on the English version of the MHLW website.)
Kanja chosa(Patient Survey)
Summary:Survey of patients in hospitals, clinics, and other medical facilities
Frequency:Once every three years
Other fundamental statistics related to medical care and public health
- Shakai hosho hiyo tokei (The Financial Statistics of Social Security in Japan)
- Gakko hoken tokei chosa(School Health Examination Survey)
3. Other official statistics
Official statistics and other fundamental statistics in the fields of medical care and public health are available on the Portal site of Official Statistics Japan (e-Stat), the MHLW website, and elsewhere. They include the following.
Ishi, shika ishi, yakuzaishi tokei(Survey of Physicians, Dentists and Pharmacists)
Summary：Survey indicating the sex, age, specialization, and other characteristics of physicians, dentists and pharmacists.
Frequency:Once every two years
Eisei gyosei hokoku rei(Report on Public Health Administration and Services)
Summary：Survey of mental health and welfare, nutrition, sanitary inspection, food sanitation, pharmaceutical affairs, and others items compiled for prefectures, designated cities, and core cities.
Frequency:Once every one or two years, depending on the survey target
Kokumin kenko eiyo chosa(National Health and Nutrition Survey Japan)
Summary：Survey of the physical condition, nutrient intake, and lifestyle of Japanese.
Further information about statistics typically kept in the fields of medical care and public health are available on the MHLW website. They include the following.
- Kokumin iryo hi(Estimates of National Medical Care Expenditure)(MHLW)
- Shika shikkan jittai chosa(Survey of Dental Diseases)(MHLW)
- Shakai iryo shinsatsu koi betsu tokei(Survey of Medical Care Activities in Public Health Insurance)(MHLW)
- Juryo kodo chosa(Patient's Behavior Survey)(MHLW)
- Chiiki hoken, Kenko zoshin jigyo hokoku(Report on Regional Public Health Services and Health Promotion Services)(MHLW)
- Byoin hokoku(Hospital Report)(MHLW)
See below for other websites with official statistics in the fields of medical care and public health.
Statistics & Other Data
Statistical information in English on the MHLW website. List of Statistical Surveys contains a List of Statistic Names. Statistical Compendia contains the latest general statistics, e.g. Handbook of Health and Welfare Statistics.
Seifu tokei ichiran (Shakaihosho, eisei)(List of Government Statistics (Social Security & Public Health)
This webpage is available on the Portal site of Official Statistics Japan (e-Stat) and contains more official statistics than mentioned in 3.
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