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Geriatric assessments, 2016

06 JUNE 2017

Data of 2016 geriatric assessments have been published in database.

Geriatric assessment refers to evaluating the overall health, functional and social condition of grown up individuals with multiple coping disorders together with implementing a tailored service plan by a team of specialists consisting of a physician (specially trained to provide help for geriatric patients), nurse, social worker and other specialists (if required). Persons are assessed on a regular evaluating basis (i.e. persons assessed several times in a given year are evaluated on multiple occasions).

In 2016, the service was provided by six hospitals. During last five years, the number of geriatric assessment service providers declined by almost two times. Therefore the service availability descended and the number of geriatric assessments decreased by 18% compared to 2015 (650 to 553).



Health care personnel, preliminary data 2016

06 JUNE 2017

Preliminary data about health care personnel 2016 is released.

Data can be found under database subject "Health care resources and their use" subtheme "Health care personnel" by selecting first table THT001.

Final data will be published in October.



Causes of deaths, 2016

22 MAY 2017

Statistics for 2016 causes of deaths is published in Health Statistics and Health Research Database.



Acute myocardial infarctions, 2015

06 JUNE 2017

For the first time data about acute myocardial infarction is added to the database. The data source is Estonian Myocardial Infarction Registry.

Statistics include selected indicators of 2015 aboutacute myocardial infarction morbidity, hospitalized patients, also patients' risk factors and treatment quality indicators (see tables AMI01–AMI05).

2016 data will be published in November.



Hospital emergency medical care departments' data, 2016

17 MAY 2017

The 2016 data of emergency medical care departments (tables KE30–KE34) is published in the Health Statistics and Health Research Database. Selected emergency medical care departments’ data by Hospital Masterplan hospitals (table HH05) is also available in database.

Last year 480,183 patients turned to hospitals’ emergency medical care departments, which is 1220 patients less compared to 2015. The number of 0–14 year’s old patients has decreased by 1.6% compared to 2015. The number of adults (15 and older patients) has remain about the same.

71% of the emergency medical care patients turned him/herself to an emergency department in 2016, 20% were admitted by an ambulance, 7% were directed from another health care provider and 2% arrived in some other way, e.g. by police.

After receiving emergency care, the share of patients directed to inpatient care in same hospital was 19.6% of all emergency medical care patients.