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Costs, financing - Data, indicatorsShare in relation to GDP

Health care expenditure as percentage of GDP

Year% of GDP
19958.8%
19969.2%
19979.2%
19989.3%
19999.4%
20009.3%
20019.7%
200210.1%
200310.4%
200410.4%
200510.3%
20069.8%
20079.6%
20089.8%
200910.4%
201010.3%
201110.4%
201210.9%

These value take into account the revision of the GDP published in September 2014

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, 2012
Countries% of GDP
USA16.2%
Netherlands11.8%
France11.2%
Germany10.9%
Switzerland110.9%
Canada10.4%
Spain29.3%
Sweden9.1%
United Kingdom8.9%
Italy8.7%
Finland8.7%
Ireland8.5%

1 This value takes into account the revision of the GDP published in September 2014

2 Value for 2011

Source: OECD StatExtracts, Data status as of October 2014

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