Medical contacts, hospitalisation, medicines; sex and age, 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 age and sex. The Health Interview Survey is a continuous survey. Its population consists of Dutch residents of all ages in private households.

Data available from 2010 till 2013.

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

Changes as of 7 February 2019:
The tabel 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; sex and age, 2010-2013

Sex Age 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 (%)
Sex: men Total Percentages/ numbers 2013 66.6 34.3 76.9 18.8 6.6 7.1 33.5 28.0
Sex: men Age: 0 to 4 years Percentages/ numbers 2013 76.9 32.5 30.2 7.4 7.8 6.6 14.0 36.3
Sex: men Age: 4 to 12 years Percentages/ numbers 2013 58.6 28.2 95.3 7.5 1.5 5.0 14.0 27.5
Sex: men Age: 12 to 16 years Percentages/ numbers 2013 54.6 17.8 93.7 11.1 2.2 2.2 15.8 26.3
Sex: men Age: 16 to 20 years Percentages/ numbers 2013 61.8 25.2 90.4 17.8 5.0 4.9 16.5 28.4
Sex: men Age: 20 to 30 years Percentages/ numbers 2013 59.2 22.1 76.7 17.1 2.8 4.8 18.7 33.8
Sex: men Age: 30 to 40 years Percentages/ numbers 2013 64.2 27.5 79.5 16.8 3.7 6.2 21.9 31.3
Sex: men Age: 40 to 50 years Percentages/ numbers 2013 63.5 27.9 86.3 21.4 4.8 7.3 29.4 27.6
Sex: men Age: 50 to 55 years Percentages/ numbers 2013 64.1 32.2 80.3 24.7 6.2 6.0 34.9 25.5
Sex: men Age: 55 to 65 years Percentages/ numbers 2013 74.5 46.6 74.6 24.0 9.4 10.4 52.9 24.8
Sex: men Age: 65 to 75 years Percentages/ numbers 2013 77.1 57.5 65.2 24.6 15.8 10.6 68.5 22.0
Sex: men Age: 75 years or older Percentages/ numbers 2013 84.3 64.0 45.8 25.8 17.3 11.3 78.1 25.1
Sex: women Total Percentages/ numbers 2013 76.4 41.2 80.4 25.2 7.0 7.4 40.4 38.7
Sex: women Age: 0 to 4 years Percentages/ numbers 2013 74.8 29.8 36.6 9.8 9.0 5.8 15.6 40.0
Sex: women Age: 4 to 12 years Percentages/ numbers 2013 60.6 27.6 95.9 5.6 1.5 4.5 15.7 25.6
Sex: women Age: 12 to 16 years Percentages/ numbers 2013 60.4 24.7 95.1 17.5 1.8 3.7 13.4 30.7
Sex: women Age: 16 to 20 years Percentages/ numbers 2013 78.1 33.2 93.5 22.1 2.4 7.2 24.1 39.8
Sex: women Age: 20 to 30 years Percentages/ numbers 2013 81.4 34.7 82.7 20.7 5.0 5.9 26.8 41.5
Sex: women Age: 30 to 40 years Percentages/ numbers 2013 79.7 41.4 86.9 28.2 6.3 7.7 30.4 43.0
Sex: women Age: 40 to 50 years Percentages/ numbers 2013 75.5 37.4 90.7 29.5 5.1 7.8 36.6 40.8
Sex: women Age: 50 to 55 years Percentages/ numbers 2013 80.0 44.5 86.1 33.3 7.3 8.8 50.1 45.2
Sex: women Age: 55 to 65 years Percentages/ numbers 2013 77.0 48.7 80.6 29.3 9.0 8.8 56.6 39.3
Sex: women Age: 65 to 75 years Percentages/ numbers 2013 81.2 56.0 66.5 32.5 11.2 10.1 66.7 36.3
Sex: women Age: 75 years or older Percentages/ numbers 2013 82.9 60.8 48.0 32.4 17.2 8.3 83.3 38.0
Source: CBS.
Explanation of symbols