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People with Estonian health insurance treated abroad and treatment of foreigners in Estonia

04 JUNE 2018

In 2017, other European countries health care providers presented medical bills to Estonian Health Insurance Fund of up to 7 million EUR for Estonian travellers, workers or pensioners staying temporarly or living for longer and who had used health care services in that country, which is almost 2% less than a year before.

It is a cost that does not include scheduled treatment, or medical bills submitted under the "Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the application of patients' rights in cross-border healthcare", which, in addition to the aforementioned 7 million, is another 7 million EUR.

Health insured in Estonia, used health care services in 30 European countries. If in 2015 and 2016 most of the health care services were used in Germany, then in 2017 most medical bills were submitted from Finland.

In Estonia, around 7,000 people from Europe in a year used the health care services, and this number has remained stable over the last three years. Most (over four thousand) of these people came from Finland.

Both foreign men and women used the most general surgical service in Estonia. Followed by orthopedics and internal medicine services. Other European countries' insured persons are mainly provided with outpatient services in central and regional hospitals.

Data is published in Health Statistics and Health Research Database.



Causes of deaths 2017

31 MAY 2018

The data for deaths and death rates in 2017 were published in the Health Statistics and Health Research Database.

According to the Causes of Death Registry, 15 442 deaths were registered in Estonia in 2017, which is 1.1% more than a year earlier. Growth is affected by the population aging - the standardized mortality rate per 100,000 inhabitants has fallen instead: from 1203 to 1188, or 1.2%.

Causes of deaths 2017

Figure. The causes of death in Estonia, 2017



Incidence of tuberculosis 2017

16 MAY 2018

Tuberculosis incidence statistics 2017 is published in database.



Emergency medical care departments, 2017

22 MAY 2018

The 2017 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.

Last year about 1300 patients turned to hospitals’ emergency medical care departments in a day, which is 1.4 % less compared to 2016. 20 hospitals in Estonia provide emergency medical care.



Health Board' national register of health care professionals data 2017

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.

Statistics is available in the database under the topic “Health care resources and their use” –> "Health care personnel" –> tables THT022 and THT023.