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Births and abortions, 2016

12 JUNE 2017

Birth and abortion statistics 2016 is published in the Health Statistics and Health Research Database.

The Estonian Medical Birth Registry and Estonian Abortion Registry collects data about all births and abortions in Estonia.



Medical devices, 2016

07 JUNE 2017

2016 data about medical devices is released in Health Statistics and Health Research Database.

Until 2015, only statistics for high-tech equipment were collected from health care service providers with statistical reports. Since 2016, data about five devices have added: haemodialysis machine, barotherapy chamber, anaesthetic machine, medical ventilator and single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT). At the end of the year 2016, 138 haemodialysis machines, 3 barotherapy chambers, 186 anaesthetic machines, 330 medical ventilators and 3 SPECT machines were registered.

Comparing data with 2015, additionally 1 mammography unit, 2 radiotherapy equipment and 2 MRI scanners were in use in Estonian hospitals. 




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.



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).



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.