Health care (until 2016)
Statistical activity code: 40604
Number of hospitals (incl. private hospitals) by county; number of hospital beds (incl. in private hospitals) by county; day-care beds.
Physicians (excl. dentists), dentists, physicians of private medicine, medium-level medical personnel, nurses, midwives, assistant doctors, assistant doctors-midwives, pharmacists (with higher academic education), pharmacists (with higher professional education).
Emergency aid stations and wards, physicians of emergency aid, medium-level medical personnel of emergency aid, emergency calls total, emergency calls in case of accidents, fulfilled emergency calls, persons who received aid, persons who received outpatient aid.
Blood service, blood donors (incl. for the first time), blood donations.
Outpatient and inpatient medical care (incl. by county).
Visits to dentist (incl. by county).
Home visits of physicians (incl. by county).
New cases of active tuberculosis, persons with active tuberculosis at end-year.
Mental and behavioural disorders.
Cases of infectious diseases.
Classification of Estonian administrative units and settlements (EHAK)
International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, Tenth Revision (ICD-10)
Health care institutions, health care personnel, health care services, morbidity
Bed day – 24 hours during which a hospitalized patient has received treatment.
Blood service – timely supply of hospitals with high quality blood components.
Health care personnel – personnel with special education who are directly related to provision of health care services.
Hospital – residential establishment equipped with in-patient facilities for 24-hour care, staffed with professionally trained health care personnel.
Hospital admission – hospitalization of a patient in an in-patient facility normally involving a stay of at least 24 hours (admitted patient).
Out-patient care – health care service when a patient’s visit to health care institution is confined only to a few hours and overnight accommodation in an in-patient facility is not needed.
Out-patient visit – general term to the out-patient contact, including an out-patient visit in a physician’s office and home visits, excl. contacts by phone.
Out-patient visit in doctor’s office – out-patient contact of a person who needs medical consultation in the doctor’s working time.
Health care institution
Health care service
Health care institutions and family physicians with practice lists
All health care institutions, health care personnel, health care services and morbidity in the given year
Estonia as a whole
DIRECTLY APPLICABLE LEGAL ACT
OTHER LEGAL ACTS
Regulation (EC) No 1338/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 2008 on Community statistics on public health and health and safety at work
Personal Data Protection Act
United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD)
The dissemination of data collected for the purpose of producing official statistics is guided by the requirements provided for in § 34 and § 35 of the Official Statistics Act.
The treatment of confidential data is regulated by the Procedure for Protection of Data Collected and Processed by Statistics Estonia: http://www.stat.ee/66485.
Notifications about the dissemination of statistics are published in the release calendar, which is available on the website. On 1 October each year, the release times of the Statistical Database, news releases, main indicators by IMF SDDS and publications are announced in the release calendar (in case of publications – the release month).
All users have been granted an equal access to official statistics: this means that the dissemination dates of official statistics have to be announced in advance and no user category (incl. Eurostat, state authorities and mass media) can have access to the official statistics (results of official statistical surveys) before other users. Statistical information is first published in the Statistical Database. In case a news release is published based on the same data, the information provided in the relevant news release is simultaneously published in the Statistical Database. Official statistics are available on the website at 8.00 a.m. on the date announced in the release calendar.
„Eesti statistika aastaraamat. Statistical Yearbook of Estonia”
„Minifacts about Estonia”
Data are published under the heading „Social life/ Health” in the Statistical Database in http://pub.stat.ee.
The dissemination of data collected for the purpose of producing official statistics is guided by the requirements provided for in § 34, § 35, § 36, § 37, § 38 of the Official Statistics Act. Access to micro-data and anonymisation of micro-data are regulated by Statistics Estonia’s „Procedure for dissemination of confidential data for scientific purposes”: http://www.stat.ee/dokumendid/51669.
Data serve as input for statistical activities 21401 „Annual national accounts”, 21407 „Sector accounts" and 50101 „Estonian regional development”.
National Institute for Health Development
Tervishoiutöötajate statistika kogumise uuendamine. Tervise Arengu Instituut (2012)
Tervishoiutöötajate statistika võrdlus Tervishoiutöötajate ja Tervishoiuteenuse osutamise tegevuslubade riiklike registritega arstide andmete põhjal. Tervise Arengu Instituut (2013)
To assure the quality of processes and products, Statistics Estonia applies the EFQM Excellence Model, EU Statistics Code of Practice and the ESS Quality Assurance Framework (QAF). Statistics Estonia is also guided by the requirements provided for in § 7. „Principles and quality criteria of producing official statistics” of the Official Statistics Act.
Statistics Estonia performs all statistical activities according to an international model (Generic Statistical Business Process Model – GSBPM). According to the GSBPM, the final phase of statistical activities is overall evaluation using information gathered in each phase or sub-process (this information includes, among other things, feedback from users, process metadata, system metrics and suggestions from employees). This information is used to prepare the evaluation report which outlines all the quality problems related to the specific statistical activity and serves as input for improvement actions.
Ministry of Social Affairs
Ministry of the Interior
Estonian Institute for Population Studies
National Institute for Health Development
Users’ suggestions and information about taking them into account are available on the SE website http://www.stat.ee/tooplaan.
Since 1996 Statistics Estonia conducts reputation surveys and user surveys.
All results are available on the website http://www.stat.ee/user-surveys.
In compliance with the rules (regulations).
Data on health care services provided to permanent residents of Estonia are received from the National Institute for Health Development.
DATA FROM OTHER STATISTICAL ACTIVITIES
Data from statistical activity 30101 „Population” are used (to calculate the rates).
The data to produce health care statistics is collected from all institutions providing health care services which hold a relevant activity licence and from family doctors working with practice lists. The data of health are collected and processed by the National Institute for Health Development. The data of Blood Centres also are collected by the National Institute for Health Development. Domain-specific data are collected by the units of the National Institute for Health Development – Estonian Cancer Register and Tuberculosis Database. The data of infectious diseases and emergency care are collected by the Health Board.
The National Institute for the Health Development transmits processed data electronically to the Statistical Office.
Arithmetic and qualitative controls are used in the validation process, including comparison with other data.
All computations are performed by National Institute for Health Development.