Health care providers 2018

Data about health care providers by type of owner and legal form, and also dental care providers and treatment possibilities by county in 2018 were published in the Health Statistics and Health Research Database. Data is available in database tables TTO10, TTO11, TTO40 and TTO60.

There were 1434 independent health care providers at the end of 2018 in Estonia, including 53 hospitals, 441 family doctor's offices, 487 dental care providers, 309 specialist health care providers and 144 other health care providers. In 2018, 51 independent health care providers started and 58 completed their activities. Compared to previous year (2017) 3 specialist care providers has added, but the number of family doctor’s offices has decreased by 11.

Table TTO40 shows data about dental care providers. There were 539 dental care providers at the end of 2018, of which 487 were independent dental care providers. Compared to 2017, the number of dental care providers decreased by 3. One tenth of the dental care providers offer also other health care services beside dental care and that number has been on the same level over the past years. Just over 40% of all dental care providers are in Tallinn and about one tenth in Tartu. 99% of clinics offer dental care, it means that only 1% of dental care clinics are specialized solely in prosthetic treatment, orthodontic treatment, dental surgery procedures or x-ray examinations. In 2018, 71% of dental care providers offered prosthetic services, 11% orthodontic services, 93% endodontic services, 72% parodontic services, 49% dental surgery procedures and 80% x-ray examinations.

Database table TTO60 shows data about health care providers in e-health system. By 2018, 1414 health care providers have joined with the e-health system which makes up 98.6% of all health care providers in Estonia. Compared to the previous year the number of health care providers that has sent data to e-health increased by 16 and the total number is 1108 providers.