Medical contacts, hospitalisation, medicines; sex and age, 2010-2013

Medical contacts, hospitalisation, medicines; sex and age, 2010-2013

Sex Age Type of figure Periods Contact with GP Location of contact with the GP By telephone (%) Contact with medical specialist Location of contact with specialist By telephone (%)
Total Total Percentages/ numbers 2010 15.2 .
Total Total Percentages/ numbers 2011 14.1 5.7
Total Total Percentages/ numbers 2012 15.2 5.3
Total Total Percentages/ numbers 2013 15.0 6.7
Total Total Standard errors 2010 0.5 .
Total Total Standard errors 2011 0.6 0.5
Total Total Standard errors 2012 0.6 0.5
Total Total Standard errors 2013 0.6 0.6
Total Age: 0 to 4 years Percentages/ numbers 2010 12.1 .
Total Age: 0 to 4 years Percentages/ numbers 2011 11.3 6.7
Total Age: 0 to 4 years Percentages/ numbers 2012 15.9 7.0
Total Age: 0 to 4 years Percentages/ numbers 2013 15.0 16.5
Total Age: 0 to 4 years Standard errors 2010 2.2 .
Total Age: 0 to 4 years Standard errors 2011 2.3 3.1
Total Age: 0 to 4 years Standard errors 2012 2.9 3.3
Total Age: 0 to 4 years Standard errors 2013 3.0 5.6
Total Age: 4 to 12 years Percentages/ numbers 2010 17.7 .
Total Age: 4 to 12 years Percentages/ numbers 2011 14.4 8.7
Total Age: 4 to 12 years Percentages/ numbers 2012 16.0 4.6
Total Age: 4 to 12 years Percentages/ numbers 2013 16.5 8.4
Total Age: 4 to 12 years Standard errors 2010 2.5 .
Total Age: 4 to 12 years Standard errors 2011 2.4 2.7
Total Age: 4 to 12 years Standard errors 2012 2.6 2.1
Total Age: 4 to 12 years Standard errors 2013 2.7 2.7
Total Age: 12 to 16 years Percentages/ numbers 2010 5.6 .
Total Age: 12 to 16 years Percentages/ numbers 2011 10.0 6.9
Total Age: 12 to 16 years Percentages/ numbers 2012 8.6 .
Total Age: 12 to 16 years Percentages/ numbers 2013 7.1 .
Total Age: 12 to 16 years Standard errors 2010 1.9 .
Total Age: 12 to 16 years Standard errors 2011 3.0 3.6
Total Age: 12 to 16 years Standard errors 2012 2.9 .
Total Age: 12 to 16 years Standard errors 2013 3.0 .
Total Age: 16 to 20 years Percentages/ numbers 2010 16.2 .
Total Age: 16 to 20 years Percentages/ numbers 2011 14.1 3.9
Total Age: 16 to 20 years Percentages/ numbers 2012 11.5 .
Total Age: 16 to 20 years Percentages/ numbers 2013 19.2 3.4
Total Age: 16 to 20 years Standard errors 2010 2.7 .
Total Age: 16 to 20 years Standard errors 2011 2.9 2.6
Total Age: 16 to 20 years Standard errors 2012 2.6 .
Total Age: 16 to 20 years Standard errors 2013 3.5 2.4
Total Age: 20 to 30 years Percentages/ numbers 2010 21.1 .
Total Age: 20 to 30 years Percentages/ numbers 2011 23.7 10.8
Total Age: 20 to 30 years Percentages/ numbers 2012 22.2 8.0
Total Age: 20 to 30 years Percentages/ numbers 2013 21.5 11.5
Total Age: 20 to 30 years Standard errors 2010 1.8 .
Total Age: 20 to 30 years Standard errors 2011 2.0 2.3
Total Age: 20 to 30 years Standard errors 2012 2.0 1.9
Total Age: 20 to 30 years Standard errors 2013 2.0 2.5
Total Age: 30 to 40 years Percentages/ numbers 2010 22.5 .
Total Age: 30 to 40 years Percentages/ numbers 2011 17.9 10.2
Total Age: 30 to 40 years Percentages/ numbers 2012 20.6 8.3
Total Age: 30 to 40 years Percentages/ numbers 2013 19.9 11.5
Total Age: 30 to 40 years Standard errors 2010 1.8 .
Total Age: 30 to 40 years Standard errors 2011 1.8 2.0
Total Age: 30 to 40 years Standard errors 2012 2.0 1.8
Total Age: 30 to 40 years Standard errors 2013 1.9 2.1
Total Age: 40 to 50 years Percentages/ numbers 2010 16.3 .
Total Age: 40 to 50 years Percentages/ numbers 2011 16.1 6.5
Total Age: 40 to 50 years Percentages/ numbers 2012 16.9 4.1
Total Age: 40 to 50 years Percentages/ numbers 2013 16.7 7.0
Total Age: 40 to 50 years Standard errors 2010 1.4 .
Total Age: 40 to 50 years Standard errors 2011 1.5 1.4
Total Age: 40 to 50 years Standard errors 2012 1.6 1.2
Total Age: 40 to 50 years Standard errors 2013 1.7 1.6
Total Age: 50 to 55 years Percentages/ numbers 2010 14.7 .
Total Age: 50 to 55 years Percentages/ numbers 2011 16.7 4.9
Total Age: 50 to 55 years Percentages/ numbers 2012 17.2 8.2
Total Age: 50 to 55 years Percentages/ numbers 2013 11.7 6.9
Total Age: 50 to 55 years Standard errors 2010 1.9 .
Total Age: 50 to 55 years Standard errors 2011 2.2 1.6
Total Age: 50 to 55 years Standard errors 2012 2.2 2.0
Total Age: 50 to 55 years Standard errors 2013 1.9 2.0
Total Age: 55 to 65 years Percentages/ numbers 2010 11.6 .
Total Age: 55 to 65 years Percentages/ numbers 2011 11.0 4.0
Total Age: 55 to 65 years Percentages/ numbers 2012 12.7 5.2
Total Age: 55 to 65 years Percentages/ numbers 2013 12.3 5.6
Total Age: 55 to 65 years Standard errors 2010 1.2 .
Total Age: 55 to 65 years Standard errors 2011 1.3 1.0
Total Age: 55 to 65 years Standard errors 2012 1.4 1.2
Total Age: 55 to 65 years Standard errors 2013 1.4 1.3
Total Age: 65 to 75 years Percentages/ numbers 2010 12.7 .
Total Age: 65 to 75 years Percentages/ numbers 2011 8.8 2.6
Total Age: 65 to 75 years Percentages/ numbers 2012 9.4 3.1
Total Age: 65 to 75 years Percentages/ numbers 2013 11.3 3.6
Total Age: 65 to 75 years Standard errors 2010 1.5 .
Total Age: 65 to 75 years Standard errors 2011 1.3 0.9
Total Age: 65 to 75 years Standard errors 2012 1.3 1.0
Total Age: 65 to 75 years Standard errors 2013 1.5 1.1
Total Age: 75 years or older Percentages/ numbers 2010 10.7 .
Total Age: 75 years or older Percentages/ numbers 2011 7.5 1.5
Total Age: 75 years or older Percentages/ numbers 2012 11.7 0.9
Total Age: 75 years or older Percentages/ numbers 2013 11.0 2.6
Total Age: 75 years or older Standard errors 2010 1.4 .
Total Age: 75 years or older Standard errors 2011 1.3 0.8
Total Age: 75 years or older Standard errors 2012 1.6 0.6
Total Age: 75 years or older Standard errors 2013 1.6 1.1
Sex: men Total Percentages/ numbers 2010 12.7 .
Sex: men Total Percentages/ numbers 2011 11.2 4.1
Sex: men Total Percentages/ numbers 2012 12.8 4.5
Sex: men Total Percentages/ numbers 2013 12.3 5.4
Source: CBS.
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Table description


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.

Description topics

Contact with GP
Contacts with the GP include:
- consultations at the GP's practice
- visits by the GP to the patient's home
- consultations by telephone
- or other contacts
Contacts with a locum GP or with the night/weekend surgery are also included. Contacts with the GP's medical assistant and nurse are not included.
Location of contact with the GP
Distribution of contacts by where or how they took place.
By telephone
The percentage of GP-contacts by telephone
Contact with medical specialist
Contact with medical specialists in the Netherlands, in:
- out-patient department
- hospital department
- emergency department
- practice outside the hospital
- private clinic
Contacts during hospital or day admissions are not included. Contacts with psychiatrists are also not included.
Location of contact with specialist
Distribution of contacts with medical specialists by where these took place.

By telephone
Percentage of contacts with a medical specialist by telephone.