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

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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;
- perinatal mortality at pregnancy lasting at least 22 weeks (WHO);
- diagnoses known to the general practitioner;
- hospital admissions by some diagnoses;
- average period of hospitalisation;
- supplied drugs;
- AWBZ/Wlz/Wmo-funded long term care;
- physicians and nurses employed in care;
- Mbo health care graduates;
- Hbo nursing graduates / medicine graduates (university);
- profitability and operating results at institutions.
Figures reported for the last two years are provisional for:
- persons employed in health and welfare.
For expenditures of care, figures for 2019 are provisional; the figures for 2017-2018 are revised provisional.

Changes as of 15 July 2020:
More recent figures have been added for:
- crude birth rate;
- causes of death;
- life expectancy;
- life expectancy at age 65;
- life expectancy in perceived good health;
- self-perceived health;
- diagnoses known to the general practitioner;
- hospital admissions by some diagnoses;
- sickness absence;
- average period of hospitalisation;
- contacts with health professionals;
- smoking, heavy drinkers, physical activity;
- overweight;
- high blood pressure;
- persons employed in health and welfare;
- persons employed in healthcare;
- Hbo nursing graduates / medicine graduates (university);
- expenditures on care;
- average distance to facilities1
In the series of Hbo nursing graduates the figures are changed slightly as of 2013 due to revision.

When will new figures be published?
New figures will be published December 2020.

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

Periods Education and labour marketMedicine graduates (university) (number)
2019 2,666
Source: CBS.
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