21 NOVEMBER 2018

Health care providers’ revenues, costs and fixed assets 2017

Data on health care providers’ revenues, costs and fixed assets in 2017 were published in the Health Statistics and Health Research Database. Data is available also by Hospital Master Plan hospitals.

The main economic indicators of health care providers improved in 2017 compared to 2016. The health care providers’ revenues amounted to 1.2 billion euros, which is 9% more than a year earlier. Funding from the Estonian Health Insurance Fund comprises the largest share, namely 67% of all the health care providers’ revenues in 2017. The revenues from individuals were 18% larger than in 2016 mostly due to payments for services of dental care providers. The increase in total revenue outpaced the increase in costs, therefore the health care providers closed the financial year with a positive result. The net gain of health care providers in 2017 was almost 65 million euros. The hospitals generated the largest gain (25 million euros) which is 2.5 times more than a year earlier. 14% of health care providers ended the year with loss. The investments in fixed assets amounted to more than 56 million euros. Of investments 43% were investments in machinery and equipment, most of which in medical devices.