Community health care plans released by authorities show that four prefectures in Kyushu have plans to decrease the available hospital beds by over 30% by 2025. Kagoshima plans to reduce beds by 34.9% (10,680 beds), the highest reduction in Japan. Kumamoto follows closely with a reduction of 33.9% (10,785 beds), Miyazaki with a 33% reduction (5,439 beds), and Saga with a reduction of 32.6% (4,381 beds), and Yamaguchi came in last with a 32% reduction (7,481 beds). The local governments plan on promoting more efficient home care systems to replace the beds. Source: Kyoto Shinbun, 3/8
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