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Drunk drivers in charge of a motor vehicle caught by police 2018

28 NOVEMBER 2019

Statistics of drunk drivers in charge of a motor vehicle caught by police by municipalities (caught place) in 2018 is available in database.

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Health care providers’ revenues, costs and fixed assets 2018

21 NOVEMBER 2019

Data on health care providers’ revenues, costs and fixed assets in 2018 were published in the Health Statistics and Health Research Database. Data is available also by Hospital Network Development Plan hospitals.


The main economic indicators of health care providers improved in 2018 compared to 2017. The health care providers’ revenues amounted to over 1.3 billion euros, which is 11% 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, and it was 12% bigger than in 2017. The increase in revenues from individuals was 6% compared to 2017, i.e. smaller than the increase in funding from the Health Insurance Fund. 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 2018 was more than 86 million euros. The hospitals generated the largest gain — almost 33 million euros. 13% of health care providers ended the year with loss. The investments in fixed assets amounted to more than 74 million euros. Of investments 55% were investments in buildings and structures, and 40% in machinery and equipment, most of which in medical devices.

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Health expenditure 2018

20 NOVEMBER 2019

Data about health expenditure 2018 is published in the Health Statistics and Health Research Database.
Health expenditure as a share of Estonian gross domestic product (GDP) was 6.7%.

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Updated data of tuberculosis treatment outcome 2017–2018

20 NOVEMBER 2019

The data of tuberculosis treatment outcome in 2018 is updated in Health Statistics and Health Research Database. Also updated data of multidrug-resistance (MDR) tuberculosis treatment outcome for 2017–2018 is available here.

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Outpatient and home visits 2018

23 OCTOBER 2019

The number of physicians' and nurses' outpatient visits for 2018 is published in Health Statistics and Health Research Database.

The total number of physicians’ outpatient visits decreased by 3.8 percent and number of nurses’ outpatient visits increased by the same amount compared to 2017.

Over 10 million physicians’ and nurses’ outpatient and home visits registered in 2018. Compared to previous year, the number of visits decreased by 1.9 percent, in absolute numbers it is nearly 200,000 visits less.

7.4 million physicians’ and 2.6 million nurses’ outpatient visits were registered, which are 3.8 percent less for physicians and 5.8 percent more for nurses compared to previous year. The number of family physicians’ outpatient visits decreased by 5.8 percent and for the other specialist physicians (gynaecologist, orthopaedist, etc.) it decreased by 1.8 percent.

The number of nurses’ independent outpatient visits increased by 5.8 percent compared to 2017. Two third of nurses’ independent outpatient visits were made by family nurses. 5.7 percent (nearly 80,000 visits) more family nurses’ and 6.5 percent (30,775 visits) more other profession nurses’ (general, rehabilitation, etc.) independent outpatient visits were registered than for 2017. Midwives made almost 7,000 (4.5 percent) more independent outpatient visits.

The number of physicians’ home visits decreased by 12.6 percent and number of nurses’ home visits decreased by 3.8 percent in 2018 compared to 2017. While the number of physicians’ home visits has decreased year by year, then the number of nurses’ home visits decreased for the second time. The last decrease took place in 2009. A total of 31,659 physicians’ home visits was registered, the majority (83 percent) of these were family physicians’ home visits. 505,932 nurses’ home visits were registered, most (95 percent) of these were home nurses’ visits.

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