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.
It is exceptionally important to us to provide more up-to-date information on the social and economic developments in our country, in addition to our regular and detailed publications. Our WEEKLY MONITOR provides insights into trends in key areas through weekly, monthly and quarterly data from our interactive chart collection. Most WEEKLY MONITOR charts can also be downloaded in image and data formats (PNG, SVG and CSV).
In the 2nd quarter of 2021, as a result of the gradual easing of the epidemiological confinement measures and the continuously increasing vehicle traffic compared to a year earlier, nearly one-fifth more accidents took place than in the same period of 2020. Compared to the corresponding period of 2019, there were 14% fewer accidents. The number of deaths rose drastically (by 40%), that of minor and serious injuries considerably, while the number of drunk-driving accidents fell.
The dissemination database’s data groups for settlements and for Budapest districts were updated with further data, referring to 2020, so settlement- and district-level 2020 data on mother and child health nurses, specialist consultations, hospitals and pharmacies among others are available from 7 September.
The number of expectant mothers registered at the health visitor services increased by 2.2% in 2019 and 2.7% in 2020. At the same time, the number of visits by health visitors to mothers decreased slightly in 2019, but by 40% in 2020, mainly due to the Covid19 epidemic. In view of the exceptional situation, some of the communication between health visitors and mothers was carried out through teleconsultation, without face-to-face meetings, replacing family visits and/or counselling.
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.