In addition to lifestyle factors, health status is significantly influenced by the preparedness of the health care system. Health statistics provides data on the health status of the population, the presence of lifestyle risks having the strongest impact on the health of the population, the most common diseases and on how much the population does for their health. It monitors changes in the material, personnel and financial conditions that ensure the functioning of the different levels of the care system. Accident statistics takes account of traffic accidents in the country, in particular, it deals with road traffic accidents causing personal injury.
Health expenditure as a percentage of GDP
Health expenditure as a percentage of GDP calculated according to the international methodology of health accounts.
Number of hospital beds suitable for hospitalisation that can be actually used per ten thousand inhabitants
Number of hospital beds suitable for hospitalisation per ten thousand inhabitants. A hospital bed suitable for hospitalisation is an approved bed that has been suitable for hospitalisation for at least 6 months.
In the 3rd quarter of 2020, domestic roads saw 4,451 accidents, 7.3% less than a year earlier. Due to the end of the coronavirus restrictions, the number of accidents fell less than in the 2nd quarter. 13% less fatal accidents and one tenth less accidents involving minor personal injury occurred; the number of accidents involving serious personal injury stagnated. Compared to the same period a year earlier, 13% less people died in traffic accidents. There were 3.2% less drunk driving accidents.
More detailed health statistics than before have become available in our summary table collection (STADAT) on our website. Our Yearbook of Health Statistics has not been published this year, so we have expanded the tables of the topic with a number of national and regional data. The 53 tables containing annual data provide more detailed information than before, e.g. about ambulances, hospitals, GPs, and we provide new data on, among other things, health care personnel, health status, and illnesses.
Data related on settlements and districts of Budapest in the Dissemination database are updated twice this year, as such part of the 2019 serial settlement and district data, among others about number of family doctors and family pediatricians, as well as services provided and pharmacies are available from 31 July, four months earlier than it was customary before.
This publication gives a comprehensive picture of the operation of national health care, medicine supply and numerous other related fields, too. The indexes reflecting the health status of the population include the registered diseases, the registered cared, the data on accidents and suicides, as well as the information on the access to health services. Health economic data and some key international indicators are also presented in this publication.