Medical contacts, hospitalisation, medicines; characteristics, 2010-2013


This table provides data on contacts of the Dutch population with providers of medical care, including data on hospitalisation and the use of medicines. It covers the following aspects:

- contacts with GP
- contacts with medical specialists
- contacts with dentist
- contacts with physiotherapist/remedial therapist
- contacts with alternative healers
- hospitalisations, with and without overnight stay
- use of medicines, prescribed and non-prescribed
- satisfaction with GP, specialist, dentist, physiotherapist, hospital

The data are based on the Health Interview Survey conducted by Statistics Netherlands. They can be broken down by a number of personal characteristics. The Health Interview Survey is a continuous survey. Its population consists of Dutch residents of all ages in private households.

Data available from 2010 inclusively 2013

Status of the figures:
The figures in this table are final.

Changes as of 24 July 2015:
The table is stopped.

When will new figures be published?
Not applicable.

The questions about contacts with medical specialists were changed in 2011; therefore data for 2010 are not available.

Medical contacts, hospitalisation, medicines; characteristics, 2010-2013

Characteristics Type of figure Periods Contact with GPContact in the last 12 months% persons with at least 1 contact (%) Contact with medical specialistContact in the last 12 months% persons with at least 1 contact (%) Contact with dentistContact in the last 12 months% persons with at least 1 contact (%) Contact with physiotherapist % persons with at least 1 contact (%) Hospital admission in the last 12 monthsAdmission with overnight stay(s)% persons with overnight stay(s) (%) Hospital admission in the last 12 monthsDay admission% persons with day admission(s) (%) Use of medicines/food supplements % prescribed medicines in 2 weeks (%) Use of medicines/food supplements % non-prescribed medicines in 2 weeks (%)
Total Percentages/ numbers 2013 71.5 37.8 78.7 22.0 6.8 7.2 37.0 33.4
Sex: men Percentages/ numbers 2013 66.6 34.3 76.9 18.8 6.6 7.1 33.5 28.0
Sex: women Percentages/ numbers 2013 76.4 41.2 80.4 25.2 7.0 7.4 40.4 38.7
Age: 0 to 4 years Percentages/ numbers 2013 75.9 31.2 33.3 8.6 8.4 6.2 14.7 38.1
Age: 4 to 12 years Percentages/ numbers 2013 59.6 27.9 95.6 6.6 1.5 4.8 14.8 26.5
Age: 12 to 16 years Percentages/ numbers 2013 57.5 21.2 94.4 14.3 2.0 2.9 14.6 28.5
Age: 16 to 20 years Percentages/ numbers 2013 69.6 29.0 91.9 19.9 3.8 6.0 20.1 33.9
Age: 20 to 30 years Percentages/ numbers 2013 70.2 28.3 79.7 18.9 3.9 5.3 22.7 37.6
Age: 30 to 40 years Percentages/ numbers 2013 72.0 34.5 83.2 22.5 5.0 7.0 26.2 37.2
Age: 40 to 50 years Percentages/ numbers 2013 69.4 32.6 88.5 25.4 5.0 7.5 33.0 34.2
Age: 50 to 55 years Percentages/ numbers 2013 72.1 38.3 83.2 29.0 6.8 7.4 42.5 35.3
Age: 55 to 65 years Percentages/ numbers 2013 75.8 47.6 77.6 26.7 9.2 9.6 54.7 32.1
Age: 65 to 75 years Percentages/ numbers 2013 79.2 56.8 65.9 28.6 13.4 10.3 67.6 29.3
Age: 75 years or older Percentages/ numbers 2013 83.5 62.1 47.1 29.7 17.3 9.5 81.2 32.7
Single; < 40 years Percentages/ numbers 2013 67.4 26.8 76.3 19.0 3.1 6.1 23.5 40.8
Single; 40 to 65 years Percentages/ numbers 2013 74.9 39.3 76.9 24.8 8.2 7.4 50.7 37.3
Single; >= 65 years Percentages/ numbers 2013 82.1 58.7 50.9 31.8 16.6 10.0 77.2 37.4
Child < 18 yrs in single parent househ Percentages/ numbers 2013 66.9 28.2 87.5 9.5 2.3 5.7 15.4 28.8
Child >= 18 yrs in single parent househ Percentages/ numbers 2013 65.1 29.7 76.5 17.0 4.4 6.4 25.5 35.6
Child < 18 yrs in two parent household Percentages/ numbers 2013 62.7 26.5 81.4 10.1 3.5 4.7 15.2 30.3
Child >= 18 yrs in two parent household Percentages/ numbers 2013 71.4 31.4 89.0 20.2 3.5 5.4 20.5 34.9
Parent in one-parent family Percentages/ numbers 2013 78.0 38.0 76.6 26.1 6.6 9.1 44.7 35.3
Partner in couple with child(ren) Percentages/ numbers 2013 70.9 35.3 86.8 24.6 5.8 7.5 32.3 33.8
Partner in couple no child; < 40 yrs Percentages/ numbers 2013 71.1 31.0 80.9 24.8 3.3 6.1 24.8 37.8
Partner in couple no child; 40 to 65 yrs Percentages/ numbers 2013 73.9 46.2 80.4 27.6 8.5 9.3 49.7 33.1
Partner in couple no child; >= 65 yrs Percentages/ numbers 2013 81.1 59.2 63.4 28.1 14.3 9.9 70.8 27.3
Education level: primary Percentages/ numbers 2013 79.5 49.6 57.4 27.0 13.4 10.0 61.7 27.1
Education level: vmbo, mbo1, avo Percentages/ numbers 2013 77.4 46.5 67.7 26.6 11.7 9.6 57.5 29.9
Education level: havo, vwo, mbo Percentages/ numbers 2013 73.4 40.0 79.9 25.2 7.3 8.1 43.1 35.1
Education level: hbo Percentages/ numbers 2013 72.9 39.8 85.2 26.4 5.7 8.0 37.8 37.3
Education level: university Percentages/ numbers 2013 69.5 38.8 86.7 24.1 4.8 5.9 33.5 39.1
Source: CBS.
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