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Surgical procedures, 2016

11 OCTOBER 2017

Inpatient, day care and outpatient and also emergency surgery statistics, surgical procedures data by Hospital Masterplan hospitals and data for operating theatres and recovery rooms for 2016 is published in Health Statistics and Health Research Database.

About 75,000 inpatients and 56,000 day care patients were operated in 2016. Comparing to 2015, the number of operated inpatients was the same and the number of operated day care patients increased by 3.8%.



Hospital and day care discharges and hospital beds, 2016

04 OCTOBER 2017

Hospital beds, 2016
Inpatient and day care beds statistics for 2016 are published in the Health Statistics and Health Research Database. Additionally, hospital beds data about the hospitals that belong to the Hospital Master Plan is also available in the database (tables HH08, RV701, RV711).

According to data, 225,445 patients got inpatient care during 2016; and 81,812 patients were treated in day care. As in previous years, the number of inpatients continued to decrease (by -2.9%) and the number of day care patients to grow (by 3.8%). The average length of stay in inpatient care was 8.2 days and the average number of patients per hospital bed during a year (bed turnover) was 32.8.

Hospital and day care discharges, 2016
Statistics for hospital and day care discharges in 2016 is also published in database. Causes of treatment are shown by age group, sex, average length of stay and county where is the health care provider's location (database tables PH01–PH4). Starting from year 2016, data on nursing care is given separately in hospital care discharges tables. In addition, acute care hospital discharges by diagnosis, age group and patient's place of residence county according to Estonian e-health records (table PH5) for 2016 is available.



One third of one-year-old infants are breastfed


One third (32%) of one-year-old infants were partly breastfed in 2016. Compared to 2015, it has increased by 6%. The share of infants being partially breastfed at the age of six months was 71%, which has also increased by 6% compared to 2015.

On the other hand, only 86% of one-week-old infants were exclusively breastfed. Last year the number was 87.9%.

Data about exclusive and partial breastfeeding is published in Health Statistics and Health Research Database tables SR90 and SR91.



Health statistics release calendar 2018

27 FEBRUARY 2019

Health statistics release calendar 2018 is now available.

Release calendar gives a detailed overview of dates when new health statistics will be published and press releases and analyses are publicised.



The number of newborns with illness has increased


Nearly one third of newborns were diagnosed with an illness when they are born in 2016. The number of newborn illnesses increased by 3.8% compared to 2015.

Similarly to previous years, most of the illnesses diagnosed belonged to the group 'other newborn diseases', followed by disorders related to short gestation and low birth weight, and congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities.

According to the data from Medical Birth Registry, 14,002 children were born in 2016. Of those, 3,885 were born with an illness. Total of 7,242 illnesses were diagnosed. Data about incidence of newborns are available here.

Estonian Causes of Death Registry registered 49 stillbirths in 2016. Major cause of stillbirths was intrauterine hypoxia. Data about stillbirths are published here.