Health expenditure; functions and financing for international comparisons

Health expenditure; functions and financing for international comparisons

Functions Financing Periods Expenditure on health and social care (mln euro)
HCR12: Long-term soc. care cash benefits Total financ schemes health,social care 2020* 2,319
HCR12: Long-term soc. care cash benefits Total financing of residents 2020* 2,319
HCR12: Long-term soc. care cash benefits HF1: Government, comp. contr. schemes 2020* 2,299
HCR12: Long-term soc. care cash benefits HF11: Government schemes 2020* 434
HCR12: Long-term soc. care cash benefits HF12: Compulsory contributory schemes 2020* 1,865
HCR12: Long-term soc. care cash benefits HF121a: Long-term care insurance 2020* 1,683
HCR12: Long-term soc. care cash benefits HF121b: Health Insurance Fund 2020*
HCR12: Long-term soc. care cash benefits HF122: Compulsory private insurance 2020* 182
HCR12: Long-term soc. care cash benefits Voluntary schemes (incl. OOP) 2020* 20
HCR12: Long-term soc. care cash benefits HF2: Voluntary schemes 2020* 0
HCR12: Long-term soc. care cash benefits HF21: Voluntary health insurance schemes 2020* 0
HCR12: Long-term soc. care cash benefits HF22: Financing schemes NPI 2020* 0
HCR12: Long-term soc. care cash benefits HF23: Enterprise financing schemes 2020* 0
HCR12: Long-term soc. care cash benefits HF3: Household out-of-pocket payments 2020* 20
HCR12: Long-term soc. care cash benefits HF31: Out-of-pocket excl cost sharing 2020* 0
HCR12: Long-term soc. care cash benefits HF32: Cost sharing 2020* 20
HCR12: Long-term soc. care cash benefits Rest of the world; exports 2020* 0
Source: CBS.
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Table description


This table contains information on expenditure and financing in current prices on the health care used by residents in the Netherlands in one year. All activities within the area of health care are included, irrespective of whether they are performed within or outside the health care sector. These figures are based on the definition of the System of Health Accounts as used by EUROSTAT, the OECD and the WHO.
The figures are derived from the Dutch statistics on health and social care, which cover a broader range of activities (including e.g. child day care, welfare, and social services). Exports are also included. In this table it can be found in the financing item Rest of the world; exports.

This table also shows how the total figure in accordance with the System of Health Accounts is calculated from the total figure health and social care:

Total figure on health and social care
-/- health-related activities
-/- other goods and services
-/- exports
= Total current expenditure on health

Data available from: 1998

Status of the figures:
The figures for 2020 are provisional; the figures for 2018-2019 are revised provisional; the figures for the other years are final.

Changes as of 29 June 2021:
The figures for 2020 have been added, the figures for 2017-2019 have been updated.

When will new figures be published?
In the second quarter of 2022 the 2018-2020 data will be updated and provisional figures on 2021 will be published.

Description topics

Expenditure on health and social care
Expenditure in current prices on the health and social care used by residents in one year. Expenditure on health and social care provided by Dutch providers and used by non-residents is also included in the function M1(HC)+ : Other goods, services + exports, in order to arrive at the total figure of the Dutch Health and Social Care Accounts.