08 OCTOBER 2020

Health care providers 2019

(News released on 24 september 2020)

There were 1428 independent health care providers at the end of 2019 in Estonia, including 52 hospitals, 431 family doctor's offices, 490 dental care providers, 317 specialist health care providers and 138 other health care providers. In 2019, 41 independent health care providers started and 43 completed their activities. Compared to previous year (2018) 9 specialist care and 1 dental care providers has added, the number of family doctor’s offices has decreased by 9 and nursing care providers by 2.

There were 539 dental care providers at the end of 2019. 9% of the dental care providers is a branch of a dental clinic or a dental department operating in another health care provider and that number has been on the same level over the past years. 43% of all dental care providers are located in Tallinn and about one tenth in Tartu. Dental care services offered 97%, orthodontic 10%, endodontic 93%, parodontic 72%, prosthetic services 72%, dental surgery procedures 51% and x-ray examinations 82% of all dental care providers in 2019.

Database table TTO60 shows data about health care providers in e-health system. By 2019, 1408 health care providers have joined with the e-health system which makes up 99% of all health care providers in Estonia. Compared to the previous year the number of health care providers that has sent data (at least one document during the year) to e-health increased by 12 and the total number is 1116 providers.

Data about health care providers by type of owner and legal form, and also dental care providers and treatment possibilities by county in 2019 were published in the Health Statistics and Health Research Database tables TTO10, TTO11, TTO40 and TTO60.