Annual data about 2018 diagnostics and therapeutic procedures were published in the Health Statistics and Health Research Database. Radiology examinations data is available also by Hospital Network Development Plan hospitals.
X-rays were performed 850,778 times last year, which is 1% less than in 2017. In 2018, to 37,660 patients 60,565 interventional radiology procedures (biopsies, punctures, radiofrequency ablation, and angiography) were done, which is 9% more than in 2017. The absolute number of functional diagnostics increased by 1.8% compared to 2017. Functional diagnostics were performed 3% more in specialist health care provider and family doctor's offices and 2% more in hospitals than in the previous year. The number of rehabilitation procedures has decreased by 2% over the last two years. The absolute number and coefficient of laboratory analyses have steadily increased over the last four years.