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

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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 Use of medicines/food supplements % prescribed medicines in 2 weeks (%) Use of medicines/food supplements % non-prescribed medicines in 2 weeks (%)
Total Percentages/ numbers 2010 35.8 34.2
Total Percentages/ numbers 2011 38.0 35.7
Total Percentages/ numbers 2012 36.8 32.5
Total Percentages/ numbers 2013 37.0 33.4
Total Standard errors 2010 0.4 0.4
Total Standard errors 2011 0.4 0.4
Total Standard errors 2012 0.4 0.4
Total Standard errors 2013 0.4 0.4
Sex: men Percentages/ numbers 2010 33.4 28.7
Sex: men Percentages/ numbers 2011 34.7 29.2
Sex: men Percentages/ numbers 2012 32.5 26.6
Sex: men Percentages/ numbers 2013 33.5 28.0
Sex: men Standard errors 2010 0.5 0.5
Sex: men Standard errors 2011 0.6 0.5
Sex: men Standard errors 2012 0.6 0.5
Sex: men Standard errors 2013 0.6 0.5
Sex: women Percentages/ numbers 2010 38.1 39.6
Sex: women Percentages/ numbers 2011 41.1 42.2
Sex: women Percentages/ numbers 2012 41.0 38.3
Sex: women Percentages/ numbers 2013 40.4 38.7
Sex: women Standard errors 2010 0.5 0.5
Sex: women Standard errors 2011 0.6 0.6
Sex: women Standard errors 2012 0.6 0.6
Sex: women Standard errors 2013 0.6 0.6
Age: 0 to 4 years Percentages/ numbers 2010 15.1 43.2
Age: 0 to 4 years Percentages/ numbers 2011 15.3 46.7
Age: 0 to 4 years Percentages/ numbers 2012 15.1 40.1
Age: 0 to 4 years Percentages/ numbers 2013 14.7 38.1
Age: 0 to 4 years Standard errors 2010 1.3 1.8
Age: 0 to 4 years Standard errors 2011 1.4 2.0
Age: 0 to 4 years Standard errors 2012 1.4 1.9
Age: 0 to 4 years Standard errors 2013 1.4 2.0
Age: 4 to 12 years Percentages/ numbers 2010 14.5 27.9
Age: 4 to 12 years Percentages/ numbers 2011 13.9 27.5
Age: 4 to 12 years Percentages/ numbers 2012 14.1 26.3
Age: 4 to 12 years Percentages/ numbers 2013 14.8 26.5
Age: 4 to 12 years Standard errors 2010 0.9 1.1
Age: 4 to 12 years Standard errors 2011 0.9 1.2
Age: 4 to 12 years Standard errors 2012 0.9 1.2
Age: 4 to 12 years Standard errors 2013 1.0 1.2
Age: 12 to 16 years Percentages/ numbers 2010 20.1 26.9
Age: 12 to 16 years Percentages/ numbers 2011 17.6 26.1
Age: 12 to 16 years Percentages/ numbers 2012 19.0 26.5
Age: 12 to 16 years Percentages/ numbers 2013 14.6 28.5
Age: 12 to 16 years Standard errors 2010 1.4 1.6
Age: 12 to 16 years Standard errors 2011 1.5 1.7
Age: 12 to 16 years Standard errors 2012 1.5 1.7
Age: 12 to 16 years Standard errors 2013 1.4 1.8
Age: 16 to 20 years Percentages/ numbers 2010 16.6 27.5
Age: 16 to 20 years Percentages/ numbers 2011 19.2 34.7
Age: 16 to 20 years Percentages/ numbers 2012 22.6 31.5
Age: 16 to 20 years Percentages/ numbers 2013 20.1 33.9
Age: 16 to 20 years Standard errors 2010 1.3 1.6
Age: 16 to 20 years Standard errors 2011 1.5 1.8
Age: 16 to 20 years Standard errors 2012 1.6 1.8
Age: 16 to 20 years Standard errors 2013 1.6 1.8
Age: 20 to 30 years Percentages/ numbers 2010 20.6 34.4
Age: 20 to 30 years Percentages/ numbers 2011 21.8 38.4
Age: 20 to 30 years Percentages/ numbers 2012 22.9 34.1
Age: 20 to 30 years Percentages/ numbers 2013 22.7 37.6
Age: 20 to 30 years Standard errors 2010 0.9 1.1
Age: 20 to 30 years Standard errors 2011 1.0 1.2
Age: 20 to 30 years Standard errors 2012 1.0 1.1
Age: 20 to 30 years Standard errors 2013 1.0 1.2
Age: 30 to 40 years Percentages/ numbers 2010 25.4 38.5
Age: 30 to 40 years Percentages/ numbers 2011 26.7 39.7
Age: 30 to 40 years Percentages/ numbers 2012 23.7 35.0
Age: 30 to 40 years Percentages/ numbers 2013 26.2 37.2
Age: 30 to 40 years Standard errors 2010 0.9 1.0
Age: 30 to 40 years Standard errors 2011 1.0 1.1
Age: 30 to 40 years Standard errors 2012 1.0 1.1
Age: 30 to 40 years Standard errors 2013 1.1 1.2
Age: 40 to 50 years Percentages/ numbers 2010 33.6 34.6
Age: 40 to 50 years Percentages/ numbers 2011 35.9 37.5
Age: 40 to 50 years Percentages/ numbers 2012 32.7 33.7
Age: 40 to 50 years Percentages/ numbers 2013 33.0 34.2
Age: 40 to 50 years Standard errors 2010 0.9 0.9
Age: 40 to 50 years Standard errors 2011 1.0 1.0
Age: 40 to 50 years Standard errors 2012 1.0 1.0
Age: 40 to 50 years Standard errors 2013 1.0 1.0
Age: 50 to 55 years Percentages/ numbers 2010 43.0 36.9
Age: 50 to 55 years Percentages/ numbers 2011 45.8 38.2
Age: 50 to 55 years Percentages/ numbers 2012 42.8 33.1
Age: 50 to 55 years Percentages/ numbers 2013 42.5 35.3
Age: 50 to 55 years Standard errors 2010 1.4 1.4
Age: 50 to 55 years Standard errors 2011 1.5 1.5
Age: 50 to 55 years Standard errors 2012 1.5 1.5
Age: 50 to 55 years Standard errors 2013 1.5 1.5
Age: 55 to 65 years Percentages/ numbers 2010 54.6 34.4
Age: 55 to 65 years Percentages/ numbers 2011 57.8 35.7
Age: 55 to 65 years Percentages/ numbers 2012 55.6 33.9
Age: 55 to 65 years Percentages/ numbers 2013 54.7 32.1
Age: 55 to 65 years Standard errors 2010 1.1 1.0
Age: 55 to 65 years Standard errors 2011 1.1 1.1
Age: 55 to 65 years Standard errors 2012 1.1 1.1
Age: 55 to 65 years Standard errors 2013 1.2 1.1
Age: 65 to 75 years Percentages/ numbers 2010 65.9 34.0
Age: 65 to 75 years Percentages/ numbers 2011 72.2 31.5
Age: 65 to 75 years Percentages/ numbers 2012 67.9 28.7
Age: 65 to 75 years Percentages/ numbers 2013 67.6 29.3
Source: CBS.
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