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Health and medical care

  2000 2010 2015 2017 2018
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 *253 . .
Pharmacies 595 618 615 614 618
  Prescriptions, thousand 37 934 50 364 55 791 61 250 63 300
  Prescriptions per inhabitant 7,3 9,4 10,2 11,1 11,4

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

* preliminary data

Source: National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL)

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Updated: 17.12.2019

Health care expenditure 1)

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Source: National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL)

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Updated: 3.6.2019

Primary health care and specialised health care

  2000 2010 2016 2017 2018
  Thousand
Health centres          
Outpatient visits 1)  25 131 27 191 I   24 670 25 087 25 127
General practitioner visits  10 350 7 129 I     6 684 6 634 6 442
Others 14 780 18 796 I   17 986 18 453 18 685
Specialised health care          
Outpatient visits 2) 5 693 7 858 9 770 10 036 10 469
Day-surgery inpatient stays 128 176 177 177 183
Inpatient stays 960 816 779 782 770

1) Excl. dental care

2) Incl. visits to public specialised health care

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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Updated: 16.12.2019

Consumption of alcoholic beverages 1)

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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

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Source: National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL)

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Updated: 20.12.2018

Causes of death, 2018

Cause of death Deaths % Males % Females %
Diseases of the circulatory system 18 827 35 9 547 35 9 280 34
Neoplasms 12 902 24 6 883 25 6 019 22
Dementia, Alzheimer's disease 10 120 19 3 273 12 6 847 25
Accidents excl. accidental poisoning by alcohol 2 387 4 1 506 6 881 3
Diseases of the respiratory system 2 234 4 1 303 5 931 3
Alcohol related diseases and accidental poisoning by alcohol 1 683 3 1 269 5 414 2
Diseases of the digestive system  1 205 2 543 2 662 2
Suicides 810 1 618 2 192 1
Other causes of death 4 355 8 2 240 8 2 115 8
Deaths total 54 523 100 27 182 100 27 341 100

Source: Statistics Finland, Causes of death

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Updated: 17.12.2019

 

Main topic: Health

Last updated 8 Jan 2020