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

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 (%)
Child < 18 yrs in single parent househ Percentages/ numbers 2010 20.2 29.8
Child < 18 yrs in single parent househ Percentages/ numbers 2011 16.4 30.5
Child < 18 yrs in single parent househ Percentages/ numbers 2012 21.3 29.3
Child < 18 yrs in single parent househ Percentages/ numbers 2013 15.4 28.8
Child < 18 yrs in single parent househ Standard errors 2010 2.0 2.3
Child < 18 yrs in single parent househ Standard errors 2011 1.9 2.3
Child < 18 yrs in single parent househ Standard errors 2012 2.1 2.4
Child < 18 yrs in single parent househ Standard errors 2013 1.9 2.4
Child >= 18 yrs in single parent househ Percentages/ numbers 2010 19.5 34.3
Child >= 18 yrs in single parent househ Percentages/ numbers 2011 26.3 34.8
Child >= 18 yrs in single parent househ Percentages/ numbers 2012 25.5 29.0
Child >= 18 yrs in single parent househ Percentages/ numbers 2013 25.5 35.6
Child >= 18 yrs in single parent househ Standard errors 2010 2.9 3.5
Child >= 18 yrs in single parent househ Standard errors 2011 3.3 3.6
Child >= 18 yrs in single parent househ Standard errors 2012 3.2 3.4
Child >= 18 yrs in single parent househ Standard errors 2013 3.0 3.3
Child < 18 yrs in two parent household Percentages/ numbers 2010 15.7 30.6
Child < 18 yrs in two parent household Percentages/ numbers 2011 15.3 32.2
Child < 18 yrs in two parent household Percentages/ numbers 2012 15.8 30.0
Child < 18 yrs in two parent household Percentages/ numbers 2013 15.2 30.3
Child < 18 yrs in two parent household Standard errors 2010 0.7 0.8
Child < 18 yrs in two parent household Standard errors 2011 0.7 0.9
Child < 18 yrs in two parent household Standard errors 2012 0.7 0.9
Child < 18 yrs in two parent household Standard errors 2013 0.7 0.9
Child >= 18 yrs in two parent household Percentages/ numbers 2010 17.0 28.8
Child >= 18 yrs in two parent household Percentages/ numbers 2011 21.7 31.8
Child >= 18 yrs in two parent household Percentages/ numbers 2012 22.0 32.1
Child >= 18 yrs in two parent household Percentages/ numbers 2013 20.5 34.9
Child >= 18 yrs in two parent household Standard errors 2010 1.3 1.6
Child >= 18 yrs in two parent household Standard errors 2011 1.6 1.8
Child >= 18 yrs in two parent household Standard errors 2012 1.5 1.7
Child >= 18 yrs in two parent household Standard errors 2013 1.5 1.8
Source: CBS.
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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.

Description topics

Use of medicines/food supplements
Use of medicines and food supplements such as vitamins, minerals and herbal remedies.

% prescribed medicines in 2 weeks
Percentage of persons who took medicine(s) or food supplements prescribed by a doctor in the fortnight preceding the interview. Does not include contraceptive pill and medication during hospitalisation.
% non-prescribed medicines in 2 weeks
Percentage of persons who took non-prescribed medicine(s) in the fortnight preceding the interview.