05 MARCH 2020
National Institute for Health Development has published health insurance statistics 2019 collected and managed by the Estonian Health Insurance Fund. Statistics show that the proportion of men covered by health insurance has increased significantly, which also increases the overall number of health insured persons.
93.6% of the population (92.1% of men and 95% of women) are covered by the Estonian health insurance system. While in the 2014–2018 period it remained stable at 91–92%, then in last year the share of men covered by health insurance has increased significantly (by almost three percentage points), which significantly increases the overall number of health insured persons. The share of women covered by health insurance also increased by one percentage point.
Looking at the health insurance indicator for 20–59 year-olds without taking into account children and the elderly, the share of those insured has also increased significantly from 85.7% to 88.1% in the last year.
The data on Estonian health insurance are published in the Health Statistics and Health Research Database in two ways:
- for the age group 20–59, as children under the age of 19 and pensioners are automatically insured,
- all persons (including children and the elderly).
27 JANUARY 2020
Health promoting kindergartens, schools and workplaces network statistics for 2019 is published in database.
Last year, 8 kindergartens, 2 schools and 20 workplaces joined the networks. As of the end of 2019, the networks include 300 kindergartens, 209 schools and 323 other organisations.
11 DECEMBER 2019
27 JANUARY 2020
Estonian Cancer Screening Registry's data about breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screening programme target population and number of invited to screening in 2020 is published in Health Statistics and Health Research Database.
This year, more people in Estonia are expected to be screened for than in previous years, covering a total of more than 177,000 men and women. The breast cancer screening target population is 82,262 women, and the cervical cancer screening target population is 55,735 women. The target population for colorectal cancer screening was expanded to a total of 84,516 men and women.
28 NOVEMBER 2019
Check out the database, where Estonian Myocardial Infarction Registry's data of diseased and hospitalised due acute myocardial infarction in 2018 is published.