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All permanent residents of Finland are covered under the Finnish National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme and are eligible for reimbursement of medical expenses under the Health Insurance Act. Reimbursable medical expenses include the cost of covered prescription medicines, the cost of obtaining treatment from private providers of outpatient medical services, and transportation costs related to treatment. Outpatient medical services include private doctors', dentists' and dental hygienists’ services, treatment prescribed by a doctor or dentist, and examination or treatment in a private institution. The statistics are used to track the development of medicine expenses and to describe the use of outpatient medical services.

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Reimbursements for Medical Expenses [e-publication].
Helsinki: Social Insurance Institution of Finland [referred: 17.4.2024].
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