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Emergency medical care departments, 2017

22 MAY 2018

The 2017 data of emergency medical care departments (tables KE30–KE34) is published in the Health Statistics and Health Research Database. Selected emergency medical care departments’ data by Hospital Masterplan hospitals (table HH05) is also available.

Last year about 1300 patients turned to hospitals’ emergency medical care departments in a day, which is 1.4 % less compared to 2016. 20 hospitals in Estonia provide emergency medical care.



Incidence of tuberculosis 2017

16 MAY 2018

Tuberculosis incidence statistics 2017 is published in database.



Selected registered communicable diseases and immunization, 2017

14 MAY 2018

New data for 2017 has been added to Health Statistics and Health Research Database from our collaboration partner Health Board – selected registered communicable diseases and immunization in Estonia.



Health Board' national register of health care professionals data 2017

15 MAY 2018

Registered health care professionals at the end of 2017 and health care personnel who have taken certificate for the recognition of professional qualification to work abroad during 2017 statistics is published in Health Statistics and Health Research Database. Data source is Health Board’ national register of health care professionals.

Statistics is available in the database under the topic “Health care resources and their use” –> "Health care personnel" –> tables THT022 and THT023.



The Estonian pharmacy and drug consumption statistics in 2017

10 MAY 2018

In 2017 the turnover of general pharmacies was 362.6 million euros, which increased 3.3% compared to the previous year. The turnover of the other goods increased the most – 8.8% shows State Agency of Medicines data that has been published in Health Statistics and Health Research Database.

The turnover of non-prescription medicines increased 4.4% and the turnover of prescription medicines remained the same level as the previous year. More than 10 million prescriptions were handled by general pharmacies in 2017. The turnover of hospital pharmacies increased 6.1% and was 105.9 million euros.

According to DDD/1000/day the most consumed medicines in 2017 were cardiovascular system drugs (419 DDD/1000/day), alimentary tract and metabolism drugs (170 DDD/1000/day) and nervous system medicines (123 DDD/1000/day).

Defined Daily Dose (DDD) is the assumed average dose per day for the drug used in its main indication in adults. Defined Daily Dose per thousand inhabitants a day (DDD/1000/day) expresses the proportion of the population within a defined area treated daily with certain drugs.

The statistics of pharmacies is based on reports of licensed pharmacies. Activity licences had been issued to 495 general pharmacies and 24 hospital pharmacies in 2017. Estonian drug statistics is based on wholesalers’ reports.

The 2017 turnover of pharmacies is published in Health Statistics and Health Research Database tables TK30 and TK31. Statistics on consumption of medicines and prescriptions in general pharmacies (table RT01) is available here, number of pharmacies in table TTO50 and pharmacies’ personnel in table THT030.