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Detected cancer cases in cancer screening programmes 2016

24 JANUARY 2019

Estonian Cancer Screening Registry's 2016 data about detected cancer cases in breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screening programme and this year target population of cancer screening programmes are published in Health Statistics and Health Research Database.



Health promoting kindergartens, schools and workplaces 2018

24 JANUARY 2019

Health promoting kindergartens, schools and workplaces network statistics for 2018 has added to database.

During 2018, 7 kindergartens, 1 school and 24 workplaces joined with the health promoting institutions networks and at the end of the year 2018 the cumulative number of health promoting kindergartens was 292, schools 207 and health promoting workplaces was 304 in Estonia.



Health care providers’ revenues, costs and fixed assets 2017

21 NOVEMBER 2018

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.



Acute myocardial infarction morbidity, 2017

28 NOVEMBER 2018

Statistics about acute myocardial infarction morbidity, hospitalized patients, also patients' risk factors and treatment quality indicators of 2017 is available in database. The data source is Estonian Myocardial Infarction Registry.



Drug treatment, 2017

07 NOVEMBER 2018

Data for drug treatment in 2017 were published in the Health Statistics and Health Research Database.

Drug treatment database is anonymous national database which collects the case-based data of the drug treatment patients. The database was established in 2008. Database contains the data of patients treatment, substances, socio-economic status and riskbehaviour.

Data of Drug treatment database from recent years should be taken with reservations because due to outdated IT-system which have caused several interruptions on database work. That has decreased the number of data providers and due to that the number of records. Besides that, unpersonalized data has not high enough data quality and efficiency to motivate providing data. That has resulted with less records year by year. In coming years there are plans to personalize Drug treatment database and upgrade the IT-system of the database. That will increase the data quality and hopefully raises the interest to providing the data by treatment centres.