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  2000 2010 2015 2017 2018 2019
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 595 618 615 614 618 621
  Prescriptions, thousand 37 934 50 364 55 791 61 250 63 300 64 668
  Prescriptions per inhabitant 7,3 9,4 10,2 11,1 11,4 11,7

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

* preliminary data

Source: Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare THL

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Updated: 15.1.2021

Health care expenditure 1)

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Source: Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare THL

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Updated: 2.10.2020

Primary health care and specialised health care

  2000 2010 2016 2017 2018 2019 1)
  Thousand          
Health centres            
Outpatient visits 2)  25 131 27 191 I   24 670 25 087 25 127 I   22 772
General practitioner visits  10 350 7 129 I     6 684 6 634 6 442 I     5 889
Others 14 780 18 796 I   17 986 18 453 18 685 I   16 883
Specialised health care            
Outpatient visits 3) 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) Data on primary outpatient health care  for 2019 were not derived exhaustively from all health care centres

2) Excl. dental care

3) Incl. visits to public specialised health care

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

Source: Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare THL

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Updated: 15.1.2021

Consumption of alcoholic beverages, 100% alcohol

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Source: Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare THL

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Updated: 7.4.2020

Percentage of daily or occasional users of tobacco products 1) among 20 to 64-year-olds

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1) Use of tobacco products includes cigarette smoking, snuff use or both concurrently.

Source: Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare THL

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Updated: 1.4.2020

Causes of death, 2019

Cause of death Deaths % Males % Females %
Diseases of the circulatory system 18 267 34 9 255 34 9 012 34
Neoplasms 13 267 25 7 097 26 6 170 23
Dementia, Alzheimer's disease 10 153 19 3 401 13 6 752 25
Accidents excl. alcohol poisonings 2 245 4 1 412 5 833 3
Diseases of the respiratory system 1 969 4 1 205 4 764 3
Alcohol related diseases and accidental poisoning by alcohol 1 718 3 1 306 5 412 2
Diseases of the digestive system  1 271 2 585 2 686 3
Suicides 746 1 567 2 179 1
Other causes of death 4 326 8 2 260 8 2 066 8
Deaths total 53 962 100 27 088 100 26 874 100

Source: Statistics Finland, Causes of death

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Updated: 14.1.2021

 

Main topic: Health

Last updated 10 Mar 2021