Health

Health and medical care

  2000 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Physicians 15 905 l  20 306 20 734 21 106 21 404 21 714 21 980
Persons per physician 325 l      264 260 257 254 252 249
Dentists 4 794 4 699 4 878 4 983 5 069 4 976 5 000
Nurses 59 053 69 817 71 170 72 483 73 664 74 793 77 459
Practical nurses for social and health care 36 363 87 006 93 946 101 384 108 663 116 815 124 257
Head dispensers 1 902 2 473 2 532 2 593 2 647 2 707 2 747
Pharmacists 5 758 6 588 6 684 6 811 6 908 7 012 7 511

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: 6.4.2016

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

Health care expenditure 1)

Function 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
€ billion (at 2015 prices)
Specialised health care 6,2 6,5 6,6 6,9 6,9 6,9
Primary health care 2) 3,2 3,2 3,3 3,2 3,2 3,0
Long-term care for the elderly and disabled 3) 2,5 2,6 2,7 2,8 2,8 2,8
Pharmaceuticals and other medical non-durables 2,1 2,2 2,3 2,4 2,4 2,5
Private health care reimbursed under National Health Insurance 1,0 1,0 1,0 1,1 1,1 1,1
Other health care 3,0 3,1 3,1 3,1 3,2 3,5
Total 18,0 18,6 19,0 19,5 19,6 19,8

1) Excl. investment expenditure. The EU Regulation-based SHA 2011 statistical system is used in the statistics
2) Excl. occupational, student and oral health care
3) Excl. long-term care in primary health care and specialised health care

Source: National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL)

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Updated: 4.1.2018

 

Main topic: Health

Last updated 4 Jan 2018