PMR Insight: Circulatory system, gastrointestinal diseases and cancer are primary causes of hospital stays in Slovakia

Justyna Zagórska, Pharmaceutical Market Analyst
According to the most recent data from the Slovak National Health Information System (NCZI), circulatory system diseases, gastrointestinal diseases and cancer were among the most frequent cases of hospital stays in Slovakia in 2017. At the same time, there was a slight year-on-year reduction in the number of hospital stays (any discharge from a hospital in one department, whether it was concluded by a discharge, death or transfer to another department or to another facility), from over 1,213,445 in 2016 to 1,204,737 last year. The majority of patients were women (58%), and this reflected the…

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