LTCcovid Country Profile – Printable Version

1.03. Long-term care financing arrangements and coverage

In 2016, public LTC expenditure in Estonia was estimated to represent 9.9% of Gross Domestic Product (source: European Commission: The 2018 Ageing Report).

Update for: Estonia   Last updated: February 10th, 2022

1.05. Quality and regulation in Long-term care

Following the Estonian Social Welfare Act in 2018, there are quality principles that must be followed in the provision of social services (source: European Commission: 2021 Long-term care in the EU).

Update for: Estonia   Last updated: February 10th, 2022

2.01. Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the country (total population)

As of December 3, 2021, there have been 224,195 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Estonia, and 1,810 deaths, according to the  European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, corresponding to 127 attributed deaths per 100,000 population.

Update for: Estonia   Last updated: December 5th, 2021   Contributors: Disha Patel  |  

4.04. Reforms to improve care coordination

An EU report noted that in 2021 Estonia is planning an overarching reform of the LTC system, establishing an integrated LTC framework to ensure the cross-sectoral supply, availability, and quality of services.

Update for: Estonia   Last updated: November 23rd, 2021