Statistics on reimbursement entitlements in respect of medicines

Produced by: Kela – The Social Insurance Institution of Finland

Most recent publication 12 March 2018:
At the end of 2017, the total number of existing entitlements to special rates of reimbursement for medicines, limited entitlements to special or basic rates of reimbursement and existing entitlements to reimbursement for clinical nutrient preparations granted by Kela was approximately 2.8 million. Entitlements were granted to a total of 1,387.000 persons. The number of holders of entitlements to reimbursement increased by nearly 16.000 persons (1%).

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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 provide a good overview of the incidence of various diseases in Finland.

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Anna Koski-Pirilä
+358 (0)20 634 1373

Timo Partio
+358 (0)20 634 1382

tilastot (at) kela.fi