16 MAY 2018
Tuberculosis incidence statistics 2017 is published in database.
15 MAY 2018
Registered health care professionals at the end of 2017 and health care personnel who have taken certificate for the recognition of professional qualification to work abroad during 2017 statistics is published in Health Statistics and Health Research Database. Data source is Health Board’ national register of health care professionals.
10 MAY 2018
In 2017 the turnover of general pharmacies was 362.6 million euros, which increased 3.3% compared to the previous year. The turnover of the other goods increased the most – 8.8% shows State Agency of Medicines data that has been published in Health Statistics and Health Research Database.
The turnover of non-prescription medicines increased 4.4% and the turnover of prescription medicines remained the same level as the previous year. More than 10 million prescriptions were handled by general pharmacies in 2017. The turnover of hospital pharmacies increased 6.1% and was 105.9 million euros.
According to DDD/1000/day the most consumed medicines in 2017 were cardiovascular system drugs (419 DDD/1000/day), alimentary tract and metabolism drugs (170 DDD/1000/day) and nervous system medicines (123 DDD/1000/day).
Defined Daily Dose (DDD) is the assumed average dose per day for the drug used in its main indication in adults. Defined Daily Dose per thousand inhabitants a day (DDD/1000/day) expresses the proportion of the population within a defined area treated daily with certain drugs.
The statistics of pharmacies is based on reports of licensed pharmacies. Activity licences had been issued to 495 general pharmacies and 24 hospital pharmacies in 2017. Estonian drug statistics is based on wholesalers’ reports.
The 2017 turnover of pharmacies is published in Health Statistics and Health Research Database tables TK30 and TK31. Statistics on consumption of medicines and prescriptions in general pharmacies (table RT01) is available here, number of pharmacies in table TTO50 and pharmacies’ personnel in table THT030.
14 MAY 2018
New data for 2017 has been added to Health Statistics and Health Research Database from our collaboration partner Health Board – selected registered communicable diseases and immunization in Estonia.
10 APRIL 2018
The 2017 data for donors and use of blood components were published in Health Statistics and Health Research Database.
31,734 people donated blood for 55,057 times during last year (in 2016: 33,154 and 57,789 respectively). On average, every donor donated blood 1.7 times, which has been stable in the last years. The number of first time donors was 5,084, which is 16% of all blood donors. The number of apheresis donors was 694. Apheresis procedures formed 6.3% of all blood donations in 2017 (in 2016: 5.6%).
Last year, over 16,000 blood transmissions were carried out in hospitals.