Description of statistics: Statistics on occupational health care

Produced by: Kela – The Social Insurance Institution of Finland

Web page: Statistics on occupational health care

The statistics on occupational health care contain data on Finnish occupational health services for which Kela provides reimbursement.

Data content

Employees covered by occupational health services, self-employed persons who have been compensated for occupational health costs, procedure/service (number or hours), amount of occupational health costs in EUR, amount of compensations for occupational health costs in EUR.

Classifications used

Main provider of services, industry (Standard Industrial Classification of Statistics Finland (TOL 2008)), number of employees at workplace. In respect of occupational health services for self-employed persons, also general regional classifications and general demographic classifications.

Data collection methods and data sources

Compiled from individual-level datasets, which are based on benefit databases created in the course of providing compensations for occupational health costs. The statistics on occupational health care provided by employers are based on claims for reimbursement filed by employers. Therefore, unlike other benefit statistics from Kela, the statistics on occupational health care provided by employers are not compiled from an individual-level dataset. The statistics on occupational health care for the self-employed, however, are produced from an individual-level dataset.

Updating frequency

Published annually.

Time of completion or release

The annual statistics are made available in the Kelasto statistical database within 1.5 years of the end of the reference year. The publication date of the Kela statistics on occupational health care (in Finnish and Swedish) can be found in the publication calendar.

Time series

The key data in the occupational health care statistics are comparable since 1979.

Keywords

Statistics (data), occupational health care, employees, self-employed persons, costs, reimbursements.