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Preliminary data of causes of death, November 2020

28 DECEMBER 2020

According to preliminary data, a total of 14,142 deaths were registered from January to November 2020. Preliminary causes of death by months of 2020 can be found in Health Statistics and Health Research Database (table SD15).

According to the Estonian Causes of Death Registry in the National Institute for Health Development, 15,184 people died in Estonia in 2019.



Total of 113 tuberculosis cases have been registered within 11 months in 2020

18 DECEMBER 2020

Preliminary data of registration of tuberculosis cases for November 2020 were published in the Health Statistics and Health Research Database.

According to preliminary data, a 100 new tuberculosis cases have been registered during January to November in 2020. In addition, 13 relapse or other reatreatment tuberculosis cases have been notified in Estonia.

In 2019, total of 150 tuberculosis cases were registered in Estonia.



Acute myocardial infarction 2019

26 NOVEMBER 2020

In 2019, 2,529 people with acute myocardial infarction were hospitalised, of which 86 became ill several times during the year.

Check out the database, where Estonian Myocardial Infarction Registry's data of diseased and hospitalised due acute myocardial infarction in 2019 is published.



In 2018, 8783 new cases of malignant neoplasms were diagnosed

09 DECEMBER 2020

According to the Estonian Cancer Register, 8,783 new cancer cases were diagnosed in 2018, of which 4,462 were in men and 4,321 in women. The most common cases were non-melanoma of the skin, prostate cancer, colon and rectum cancer, and lung cancer (1281, 1145, 972, and 875 cases, respectively).

Prostate cancer, lung cancer and non-melanoma of the skin were the most common in men, breast cancer, non-melanoma of the skin, and colon and rectum cancer in women. The ten most common in both men and women included stomach and kidney cancer; colon and rectum, bladder, pancreas cancer, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and liver cancer in men, and lung, corpus uteri, pancreas, skin melanoma and cervical cancer in women.

65 percent of new cancer cases were diagnosed in people 65 years or older age. In 2018, 38 malignant neoplasms were diagnosed in children aged 0–14 years.

Statistics on malignant neoplasms diagnosed in 2018 based on the data of the Estonian Cancer Register were added to the Health Statistics and Health Research Database, and the data for 2000–2017 was updated.



Health care providers’ revenues, costs and fixed assets in Estonia 2019

22 NOVEMBER 2020

In 2019, there were 1,428 service providers operating in the Estonian health care sector. Their revenue from the provision of health care services and other economic activities was nearly 1.5 billion euros, i.e. 10% more than in 2018.

The funding from the Estonian Health Insurance Fund accounted for 72% of health care sector revenues. Individuals paid almost 211 million euros for health care services, accounting for 14% of revenues. The revenues from individuals were 10% larger than in 2018 mostly due to payments for services of dental care providers.

Personnel expenses have a large share in health care providers’ total costs (55% in 2019). The growth of personnel expenses was 12% having an impact on the increase of total costs.

In 2019, the health care providers’ total net profit was over 90 million euros. 87% of service providers made profit and 13% ended the year with loss. The hospitals generated the largest profit. 

The investments in fixed assets amounted to more than 104 million euros. More than half of the investments were made in buildings and a fourth in machinery and equipment, most of which in medical devices.

Data on health care providers’ revenues, costs and fixed assets in 2019 were published in the Health Statistics and Health Research Database. Also, data of Hospital Network Development Plan hospitals are available here.