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07 JUNE 2017

Medical devices, 2016

2016 data about medical devices is released in Health Statistics and Health Research Database.

Until 2015, only statistics for high-tech equipment were collected from health care service providers with statistical reports. Since 2016, data about five devices have added: haemodialysis machine, barotherapy chamber, anaesthetic machine, medical ventilator and single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT). At the end of the year 2016, 138 haemodialysis machines, 3 barotherapy chambers, 186 anaesthetic machines, 330 medical ventilators and 3 SPECT machines were registered.

Comparing data with 2015, additionally 1 mammography unit, 2 radiotherapy equipment and 2 MRI scanners were in use in Estonian hospitals.