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Health care personnel's wages, March 2017

18 OCTOBER 2017

2017 data for gross hourly wages and gross monthly wages of health care personnelwere published in the Health Statistics and Health Research Database.

Average gross monthly wage of health care personnel increased, but the growth wasn´t so high as in previous year.

Average gross monthly wage of full-time physicians together with all additional remunerations was 2537 euros, and increased by 2.7% compared to 2016. The monthly wage of nurses remained at the level of 2016: 1249 euros. Average wage of caring personnel was 794 euros, increased by 2.7% compared to previous year. Last year wage growth was significantly higher – for physicians nearly 10%, for nurses 9.1% and for caring personnel 14.6%.

At the same time, there is a clear tendency in reduction of premiums in the health care sector. Average gross hourly wage (with premiums) of physicians working full- and part-time decreased by 1.1%. Nurses and caring personnel hourly wage decreased accordingly by 3.2% and 1.9%. Average gross hourly wage of physicians was 13.33 euros in March. The hourly wage of nurses and caring personnel was 6.48 and 3.97 euros per hour respectively.

The state average monthly wage increased more than health care personnel average wage within a year. Compared to last year, the state average monthly wage increased by 5.7% and it was 3 percentage points higher than physicians wage growth. Still the average wage of physicians is 2.2 times higher than the state average wage.

In the state owned companies, the average wage of physicians is nearly one-fifth higher, for nurses by 10% and for caring personnel by 6.5% higher than the average wage of these occupations total.

Health care personnel's wages data by Hospital Masterplan hospitals are also available in database.

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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%.

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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.

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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.

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One third of one-year-old infants are breastfed

27 SEPTEMBER 2017

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.

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