The Inpatient Census, 2017 was carried out at midnight on the 30th March 2017 by NHS Boards across Scotland. The Census has 3 parts:
- Part 1: Mental Health & Learning Disability Inpatient Bed Census
- Part 2: Out of NHS Scotland Placements
- Part 3: Hospital Based Complex Clinical Care & Long Stay
Parts 1 and 2 were carried out for the first time in October 2014 and then again in March 2016. Also in March 2016, the Census was expanded to include a section on patients receiving Hospital Based Complex Clinical Care (HBCCC).