Health, lifestyle, health care use and supply, causes of death; key figures

Table description


This table provides an overview of the key figures on health and care available on StatLine. All figures are taken from other tables on StatLine, either directly or through a simple conversion. In the original tables, breakdowns by characteristics of individuals or other variables are possible.
The period after the year of review before data become available differs between the data series.
The number of exam passes/graduates in year t is the number of persons who obtained a diploma in school/study year starting in t-1 and ending in t.

Data available from: 2001

Status of the figures:
Most figures are definite.
Figures reported for the last year are provisional for:
- causes of death;
- diagnoses known to the general practitioner;
- hospital admissions by some diagnoses;
- average period of hospitalisation;
- supplied drugs;
- physicians and nurses employed in care;
- Mbo health care graduates;
- Hbo nursing graduates / medicine graduates (university);
- profitability and operating results at institutions;
- perinatal mortality at pregnancy lasting at least 22 weeks (WHO);
- AWBZ/Wlz-funded long term care.
Figures reported for the last two years are provisional for:
- persons employed in health and welfare;
- persons employed in healthcare.
For expenditures of care, figures for 2021 are provisional; the figures for 2019 and 2020 are revised provisional.

Changes as of 14 July 2022:
More recent figures have been added for:
- crude birth rate;
- causes of death;
- life expectancy;
- self-perceived health;
- diagnoses known to the general practitioner;
- hospital admissions by some diagnoses;
- sickness absence;
- average period of hospitalisation;
- supplied drugs;
- contacts with health professionals;
- youth care;
- smoking, heavy drinkers, physical activity;
- overweight;
- high blood pressure;
- physicians and nurses employed in care;
- persons employed in health and welfare;
- persons employed in healthcare;
- Mbo health care graduates;
- Hbo nursing graduates / medicine graduates (university);
- expenditures on care;
- average distance to facilities;
- profitability and operating results at institutions;
A new series was added for hospital discharges of COVID19.

Changes as of 22 December 2021:
A new series was added on COVID19 as cause of death.

Changes as of 9 June 2021:
Series on Mbo health care graduates have been replaced by series on Mbo nursing and caring graduates.
New series have been added on youth care and indications for long term care.
Series on AWBZ/Wmo-funded nonresidential care have been removed.

When will new figures be published?
New figures will be published in December 2022.

Description topics

Use of health care services
Average period of hospitalisation, supplied drugs, number of contacts with health care providers, AWBZ/Wlz- funded long term care, including persons older than 80 in the population, youth care.
Wlz/AWBZ-funded long term care
Residential care funded under the Chronic Care Act (Wlz) and (before 2015) under the Exceptional Medical Expenses Act (AWBZ).

Use of Wlz/AWBZ-funded residential care
The number of persons aged 18 years or older at the end of the year (second Friday of November) receiving residential care, funded under the Chronic Care Act (Wlz) and (before 2015) under the Exceptional Medical Expenses Act (AWBZ), and for which a personal contribution was paid.

Residential care includes all care received in kind in an institution, for which a personal contribution must be paid and the costs of which are borne by the Wlz/AWBZ.
Short stay in an institution is also included.



Persons under 18 years of age do not have to pay a personal contribution.



As of 2011, residential care is classified according to the type of care received, expressed in care severity packages (zzp's).

There are zzps for Nursing and Care (VV), Disability Care (GHZ) and Long-Term Mental Health Care (GGZ) sectors.

Nursing and care
Persons with a care package (zzp) Nursing and Care

Care for the elderly and chronically ill on the basis of a care package (zzp) in the Nursing and Care (VV) sector.
Education and labour market
Mbo nursing graduates
Graduates of senior secondary vocational education (mbo) with a qualification to become a nurse
Hbo nursing graduates
Graduates form higher professional education (hbo) with a bachelor's degree in nursing.
Care supply
Quantitative data on care providers: distance to care provider, institutions with small profitability, share of overhead in institutions.
Care institutions with profitability <0%
Percentage of companies in a certain SBI class (SBI = Dutch Standard Industrial Classification) whose profitability is less than 0%.

Profitability

Profitability is the sum of the operating result, financial result and extraordinary items, divided by total earnings. It is an indicator of how profitable the company is.

SBI 2008: Statistics Netherlands' Standard Industrial Classification of all Economic Activities 2008.

The SBI is a systematic hierarchical classification of economic activities. The most recent version is SBI 2008. It is used by Statistics Netherlands among other things to classify business entities according to their main activity.
The SBI 2008 has six levels. The SBI codes to the level of classes (4 digits), with a number of exceptions, the same as determined by Eurostat NACE REV. 1 (Nomenclature statistique des activités économiques dans la Communauté Européenne) which is used in all EU Member States. The sub-class, denoted by 5 digits, is a further detailed breakdown by the Netherlands.
Nursing homes and home care
Institutions providing care for the elderly and home care, consisting of SBI classes 8710, 87302 and 88101.

SBI class 8710 includes:
- Intensive care, nursing care and treatment in a protected environment (full-time residence) of patients who require continuous assistance because of chronic physical and mental problems and reduced ability to cope with activities of daily living
- Housing facilities for terminally ill patients with private nurses, also referred to as high-care hospices.

SBI class 87302 includes:
- Care and counselling in a protected environment (full-time residence) of older people with physical and mental problems and reduced self-sufficiency;
- Residential care centres: independent housing facilities for the elderly which focus on sheltered housing with care and service arrangements that are contractually separated;
- Housing facilities for terminally ill patients without their own nursing staff, also called ‘almost-home houses’.

SBI class 88101 includes:
- Nursing, personal and home care at home for chronically ill, elderly and disabled persons and people who temporarily require this kind of care.
- Assistance during childbirth, home and personal care for mother and child and provision of information about child care during the postpartum period.

Up to and including 2014, only health care institutions were included which were funded under the Health Insurance (Zvw) or General Exceptional Medical Expenses Act (AWBZ).
Operating result per fte
Total operating result divided by total number of full-time equivalents (fte) of employees.
The full-time equivalents is a measure of labour volume, calculated by converting all full-time and part-time jobs to full-time jobs.
An employee is a person carrying out work in return for remuneration.
Nursing homes and home care
Institutions providing care for the elderly and home care, consisting of SBI classes 8710, 87302 and 88101.

SBI class 8710 includes:
- Intensive care, nursing care and treatment in a protected environment (full-time residence) of patients who require continuous assistance because of chronic physical and mental problems and reduced ability to cope with activities of daily living
- Housing facilities for terminally ill patients with private nurses, also referred to as high-care hospices.

SBI class 87302 includes:
- Care and counselling in a protected environment (full-time residence) of older people with physical and mental problems and reduced self-sufficiency;
- Residential care centres: independent housing facilities for the elderly which focus on sheltered housing with care and service arrangements that are contractually separated;
- Housing facilities for terminally ill patients without their own nursing staff, also called ‘almost-home houses’.

SBI class 88101 includes:
- Nursing, personal and home care at home for chronically ill, elderly and disabled persons and people who temporarily require this kind of care.
- Assistance during childbirth, home and personal care for mother and child and provision of information about child care during the postpartum period.

Up to and including 2014, only health care institutions were included which were funded under the Health Insurance (Zvw) or General Exceptional Medical Expenses Act (AWBZ).