Drug Expenses for the Elderly

Drug Expenses for the Elderly

This indicator data shows the average prescription drug costs for the population aged 75 and older. When interpreting these figures, it should be noted that different years are not entirely comparable due to changes in the source register and regional classification.

The average per-patient medication costs have increased by 3.3% from 2020 to 2022. The growth in medication costs significantly exceeds the consumer price index change reported by Statistics Finland for health-related expenses, which slightly decreased between 2020 and 2021 and rose by 0.6% between 2021 and 2022. Additionally, it should be noted that due to drug price regulation, the general inflation rate does not directly impact medication prices.

Drug Expenses for the Elderly, Well-being regions

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Drug Expenses for the Elderly in Finland and by well-being region 2020-2022
Well-being regions Sort the table ascending by the column Costs € 2020 Sort the table ascending by the column Costs € 2021 Sort the table ascending by the column Costs € 2022 Sort the table ascending by the column
THE ENTIRE COUNTRY 1 092,575 1 110,244 1 128,959
Varsinais-Suomi 1 148,934 1 180,771 1 206,845
Satakunta 1 038,915 1 060,233 1 096,835
Kanta-Häme 1 121,272 1 156,792 1 200,769
Pirkanmaa 1 098,221 1 139,191 1 169,045
Päijät-Häme 1 070,733 1 091,487 1 080,501
Kymenlaakso 1105 1 128,115 1 123,842
South Karelia 967,07 983,925 1 072,824
South Savo 1 107,871 1 111,854 1 131,901
North Savo 1 081,822 1 095,847 1 155,454
North Karelia 1 000,228 1 068,732 1 108,086
Central Finland 1 109,517 1 130,462 1 152,839
South Ostrobothnia 1 081,778 1 105,406 1 155,77
Ostrobothnia 1 084,538 1 142,084 1 203,106
Central Ostrobothnia 1 186,838 1 218,428 1 214,368
North Ostrobothnia 1 171,327 1 193,988 1 192,097
Kainuu 1 012,953 1 029,473 1 035,318
Lapland 1 167,599 1 146,2 1 120,967
Eastern Uusimaa 1 064,263 1 029,123 1 049,029
Central Uusimaa 1 089,039 1 065,565 1 078,244
Western Uusimaa 1 102,897 1 079,483 1 084,209
Vantaa-Kerava 1 057,521 1 106,113 1 086,381
Helsinki 1 065,424 1 054,638 1 041,158
Åland Islands 951,189 903,619 874,673

Drug Expenses for the Elderly, taulukon 1 kuvausteksti

Table 1. The average medication costs for the population aged 75 and older (at least 75 years old at the end of the respective year), starting from 2020, for the entire country and by well-being regions. Source: Kela, Kanta services Prescription Center.

Drug Expenses for the Elderly, pylväskaavio

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Drug Expenses for the Elderly, Hospital districts

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Drug Expenses for the Elderly in Finland and by Hospital District 2015-2019
Hospital districts Sort the table ascending by the column Costs € 2015 Sort the table ascending by the column Costs € 2016 Sort the table ascending by the column Costs € 2017 Sort the table ascending by the column Costs € 2018 Sort the table ascending by the column Costs € 2019 Sort the table ascending by the column
THE ENTIRE COUNTRY 808,94 844,99 840,859 877,174 929,68
Helsinki and Uusimaa 805,78 836,58 827,076 859,661 910,941
Varsinais-Suomi 777,03 827,34 837,884 890,473 962,883
Satakunta 763,94 796,27 785,645 817,125 894,169
Kanta-Häme 810,64 841,22 849,146 903,02 931,747
Pirkanmaa 795,27 829,08 822,073 858,797 935,223
Päijät-Häme 845,59 882,25 874,703 902,745 946,781
Kymenlaakso 845,85 898,36 888,38 913,818 926,966
South Karelia 705,53 733,05 740,147 803,989 816,008
South Savo 866,87 875,99 867,226 912,137 972,805
East Savo 782,99 824,39 804,397 869,974 932,582
North Karelia 766,34 764,86 761,649 816,217 857,888
North Savo 816,22 880,85 880,014 890,061 915,065
Central Finland 824,12 847,31 860,734 909,051 966,683
South Ostrobothnia 804,43 848,93 830,169 857,055 915,296
Vaasa 745,48 791,03 784,796 844,502 911,039
Central Ostrobothnia 893,67 898,81 873,223 942,786 985,258
North Ostrobothnia 951,57 1 008,11 1 013,045 1 002,278 1 007,509
Kainuu 811,37 810,31 769,099 790,894 877,974
Länsi-Pohja 801,3 838,42 861,926 903,123 1 017,585
Lapland 794,77 834,11 848,881 911,523 1 003,893
Åland Islands 583,5 618,08 597,907 640,961 743,461

Drug Expenses for the Elderly, 2. taulukon kuvausteksti ja lue lisää

Table 2. The average medication costs for the population aged 75 and older (at least 75 years old at the end of the respective year), for the years 2015–2019, for the entire country and by hospital districts. Source: Kela, Reimbursed Medication Supplies from Health Insurance.

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