Health

Health and medical care

  2000 2010 2015 2016
Physicians 15 905 l  20 306 21 980 ..
Persons per physician 325 l      264 249 ..
Dentists 4 794 4 699 5 000 ..
Hospitals 389 271 253 256
Pharmacies 595 618 615 613
  Prescriptions, thousand 37 934 50 364 55 791 58 812
  Prescriptions per inhabitant 7,3 9,4 10,2 10,7

l   line across a time series shows substantial breaks in the homogeneity of a series

Source: National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL)

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Health care expenditure 1)

Health care expenditure

Source: National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL)

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Updated: 24.9.2018

Primary health care and specialised health care

  2000 2010 2015 2016 2017
  Thousand
Health centres          
Outpatient visits 1)  25 131 27 191 24 093 24 488 25 087
General practitioner visits  10 350 7 129 6 830 6 620 6 634
Others 14 780 18 796 17 263 17 868 18 453
Specialised health care          
Outpatient visits 2) 5 693 7 858 9 352 9 770 . .
Day-surgery inpatient stays 137 190 200 198 . .
Inpatient stays 962 827 795 786 . .

1) Excl. dental care

2) Incl. visits to public specialised health care

Source: National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL)

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Consumption of alcoholic beverages 1)

Consumption of alcoholic beverages, 100% alcohol

1) Consumption of alcoholic beverages, 100% alcohol

Source: National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL)

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Percentage of persons aged 20 to 64 who smoke daily

Percentage of persons aged 20 to 64 who smoke daily

Source: National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL)

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Causes of death, 2016

Cause of death Deaths total % Males % Females %
Diseases of the circulatory system 19 665 36 9 758 36 9 907 37
Neoplasms 12 854 24 6 824 25 6 030 22
Dementia, Alzheimer's disease 9 175 17 2 960 11 6 215 23
Accidents (excl. accidental poisoning by alcohol) 2 243 4 1 403 5 840 3
Diseases of the respiratory system 2 133 4 1 274 5 859 3
Alcohol related diseases and accidental poisoning by alcohol 1 730 3 1 333 5 397 1
Diseases of the digestive system 1 217 2 554 2 663 2
Suicides 787 1 615 2 172 1
Other causes of death 4 160 8 2 226 8 1 934 7
Total 53 964 100 26 947 100 27 017 100

Source: Statistics Finland, Causes of death

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Updated: 4.1.2018

 

Main topic: Health

Last updated 9 Oct 2018