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Swiss Statistics

Costs, financing - Data, indicatorsShare in GDP

Health care expenditure as percentage of GDP

Year% of GDP
19959.3%
19969.7%
19979.7%
19989.8%
199910.0%
20009.9%
200110.3%
200210.6%
200310.9%
200411.0%
200510.9%
200610.4%
200710.2%
200810.3%
200911.0%
201010.9%
201111.0%
2012*11.5%

*provisional figures

Source: FSO, 2014, Costs and financing of the health care system

The gross domestic product (GDP) measures the final result of the production activities of a national economy. The percentage share of health costs in GDP is a rate that shows which percentage share of a country's economic resources are used for the health care system.
The increase in the share of health care costs in GDP indicates which additional means were needed for the health care system. If economic growth can no longer cover cost trends, a cost transfer results between the direct payers - private households, social insurances – and the public sector.

Health care expenditure as percentage of gross domestic product

In selected OECD countries, 2011
Countries% of GDP
USA17.7%
Netherlands11.9%
France11.6%
Germany11.3%
Canada11.2%
Switzerland11.0%
Sweden9.5%
United Kingdom9.4%
Spain9.3%
Italy9.2%
Finland9.0%
Ireland8.9%

Source: OECD StatExtracts, Data status as of September 2013

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