Statistics on reimbursement entitlements in respect of medicines
Kela - The Social Insurance Institution of Finland
The statistics on reimbursement entitlements in respect of medicines are based on the National Health Insurance reimbursement system for medicine expenses. The statistics on entitlements to special rates of reimbursement and the diseases underlying such entitlements reveal much about the incidence of various diseases in Finland.
The number of entitlements to special rates of reimbursement and limited reimbursement by diagnosis, the number of new entitlements granted, and the number of entitlements ended on account of death.
Reimbursement category of medicine, disease entitling the patient to reimbursement, general regional classifications and general demographic classifications.
Data collection methods and data sources
Decisions on applications for reimbursement entitlement are issued both by Kela's local offices and by workplace funds. The processing system for reimbursement entitlements produces an individual-level database, which forms the basis for the statistical files.
Time of completion or release
Published online in February following the end of the reference year.
Statistics on reimbursement entitlements in respect of medicines have been compiled since 1968.
Social security, health insurance, reimbursements of medicine expenses, medicines, diseases, prevalence of disease
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