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01. DECEMBER 2015

Registers

The national statistical data related to Estonian health and medicine are collected, processed and distributed both nationally and internationally by six medical registries and databases:

Additional sources of data for health statistics are health care providers' reports, collected by our health statistics department; surveys comprising the whole state also provide statistical information.

Collection of reliable and comparable data is necessary for monitoring and analyzing of population's state of health as well as on-going trends, also for conducting of scientific research.

Thereby, collected data are needed for making evidence-based decisions: for planning of preventive work and development of national health policy.