Medicine costs and their reimbursement according to hospital district in 2005
Hospital district Number of recipients of refunds Recipients as a proportion (%) of the population Refunds EUR 1,000 Refunds EUR per recipient Total costs EUR 1,000 Total Costs EUR per recipient Number of prescriptions (in thousands) Number of prescriptions per recipient
Helsinki and Uusimaa 876,901 60.7 269,668 308 402,694 459 7,202 8.2
Varsinais-Suomi 295,024 64.0 93,587 317 141,603 480 2,570 8.7
Satakunta 148,962 65.6 48,714 327 72,872 489 1,339 9.0
Kanta-Häme 107,303 63.8 35,795 334 53,544 499 968 9.0
Pirkanmaa 291,190 62.4 94,808 326 140,603 483 2,519 8.7
Päijät-Häme 128,585 61.2 44,446 346 65,481 509 1,154 9.0
Kymenlaakso 118,296 65.4 41,564 351 62,481 528 1,118 9.5
Etelä-Karjala 80,862 62.9 26,105 323 39,444 488 719 8.9
Etelä-Savo 65,820 63.5 24,145 367 35,457 539 633 9.6
Itä-Savo 40,359 64.8 13,008 322 19,721 489 391 9.7
Pohjois- Karjala 106,798 62.8 38,273 358 56,088 525 1,015 9.5
Pohjois-Savo 164,552 65.8 61,322 373 89,967 547 1,632 9.9
Keski-Suomi 164,798 61.5 57,066 346 84,882 515 1,546 9.4
Etelä- Pohjanmaa 121,913 62.7 41,839 343 61,760 507 1,121 9.2
Vaasa 93,539 56.3 31,446 336 46,119 493 795 8.5
Keski- Pohjanmaa 46,913 60.5 16,522 352 24,497 522 457 9.7
Pohjois- Pohjanmaa 227,531 59.6 76,721 337 111,256 489 1,977 8.7
Kainuu 51,927 63.6 18,660 359 27,520 530 508 9.8
Länsi-Pohja 39,530 59.4 13,758 348 19,896 503 361 9.1
Lappi 70,715 59.3 24,075 340 35,085 496 638 9.0
Ahvenanmaa 13,503 50,5 4,683 347 6,777 502 107 7.9

Source: Statistics on National Health Insurance reimbursement of medicine costs

Data from 2004 I 2003 I 2002

Last modified 16/11/2012
Updated 22/10/2012