Health expenditure: national and international figures compared; financing

Health expenditure: national and international figures compared; financing

Functions Financing Periods Care expenditure (mln euro)
Total expenditure on health and care Total financ schemes health,social care 2022** 127,306
Total expenditure on health and care Total financing of residents 2022** 127,052
Total expenditure on health and care HF1: Government, comp. contr. schemes 2022** 107,661
Total expenditure on health and care HF11: Government schemes 2022** 28,007
Total expenditure on health and care HF12: Compulsory contributory schemes 2022** 79,654
Total expenditure on health and care HF121a: Long-term care insurance 2022** 27,865
Total expenditure on health and care HF121b: Health Insurance Fund 2022**
Total expenditure on health and care HF122: Compulsory private insurance 2022** 51,789
Total expenditure on health and care Voluntary schemes (incl. OOP) 2022** 19,391
Total expenditure on health and care HF2: Voluntary schemes 2022** 6,512
Total expenditure on health and care HF21: Voluntary health insurance schemes 2022** 4,130
Total expenditure on health and care HF22: Financing schemes NPISH 2022** 0
Total expenditure on health and care HF23: Enterprise financing schemes 2022** 2,382
Total expenditure on health and care HF3: Household out-of-pocket payments 2022** 12,879
Total expenditure on health and care HF31: Out-of-pocket excl cost sharing 2022** 7,285
Total expenditure on health and care HF32: Cost sharing 2022** 5,595
Total expenditure on health and care Rest of the world; exports 2022** 253
Social work and child day care Total financ schemes health,social care 2022** 14,875
Social work and child day care Total financing of residents 2022** 14,875
Social work and child day care HF1: Government, comp. contr. schemes 2022** 11,802
Social work and child day care HF11: Government schemes 2022** 11,802
Social work and child day care HF12: Compulsory contributory schemes 2022** 0
Social work and child day care HF121a: Long-term care insurance 2022** 0
Social work and child day care HF121b: Health Insurance Fund 2022**
Social work and child day care HF122: Compulsory private insurance 2022** 0
Social work and child day care Voluntary schemes (incl. OOP) 2022** 3,074
Social work and child day care HF2: Voluntary schemes 2022** 629
Social work and child day care HF21: Voluntary health insurance schemes 2022** 0
Social work and child day care HF22: Financing schemes NPISH 2022** 0
Social work and child day care HF23: Enterprise financing schemes 2022** 629
Social work and child day care HF3: Household out-of-pocket payments 2022** 2,445
Social work and child day care HF31: Out-of-pocket excl cost sharing 2022** 2,433
Social work and child day care HF32: Cost sharing 2022** 12
Social work and child day care Rest of the world; exports 2022** 0
Education, R&D, other services Total financ schemes health,social care 2022** 3,836
Education, R&D, other services Total financing of residents 2022** 3,719
Education, R&D, other services HF1: Government, comp. contr. schemes 2022** 3,392
Education, R&D, other services HF11: Government schemes 2022** 1,670
Education, R&D, other services HF12: Compulsory contributory schemes 2022** 1,722
Education, R&D, other services HF121a: Long-term care insurance 2022** 69
Education, R&D, other services HF121b: Health Insurance Fund 2022**
Education, R&D, other services HF122: Compulsory private insurance 2022** 1,653
Education, R&D, other services Voluntary schemes (incl. OOP) 2022** 327
Education, R&D, other services HF2: Voluntary schemes 2022** 166
Education, R&D, other services HF21: Voluntary health insurance schemes 2022** 0
Education, R&D, other services HF22: Financing schemes NPISH 2022** 0
Education, R&D, other services HF23: Enterprise financing schemes 2022** 166
Education, R&D, other services HF3: Household out-of-pocket payments 2022** 161
Education, R&D, other services HF31: Out-of-pocket excl cost sharing 2022** 161
Education, R&D, other services HF32: Cost sharing 2022** 0
Education, R&D, other services Rest of the world; exports 2022** 117
Health expenditure Total financ schemes health,social care 2022** 96,956
Health expenditure Total financing of residents 2022** 96,820
Health expenditure HF1: Government, comp. contr. schemes 2022** 81,551
Health expenditure HF11: Government schemes 2022** 9,221
Health expenditure HF12: Compulsory contributory schemes 2022** 72,331
Health expenditure HF121a: Long-term care insurance 2022** 22,334
Health expenditure HF121b: Health Insurance Fund 2022**
Health expenditure HF122: Compulsory private insurance 2022** 49,997
Health expenditure Voluntary schemes (incl. OOP) 2022** 15,268
Health expenditure HF2: Voluntary schemes 2022** 5,564
Health expenditure HF21: Voluntary health insurance schemes 2022** 4,130
Health expenditure HF22: Financing schemes NPISH 2022** 0
Health expenditure HF23: Enterprise financing schemes 2022** 1,435
Health expenditure HF3: Household out-of-pocket payments 2022** 9,704
Health expenditure HF31: Out-of-pocket excl cost sharing 2022** 4,691
Health expenditure HF32: Cost sharing 2022** 5,013
Health expenditure Rest of the world; exports 2022** 136
Total health related expenditure Total financ schemes health,social care 2022** 11,638
Total health related expenditure Total financing of residents 2022** 11,638
Total health related expenditure HF1: Government, comp. contr. schemes 2022** 10,916
Total health related expenditure HF11: Government schemes 2022** 5,314
Total health related expenditure HF12: Compulsory contributory schemes 2022** 5,602
Total health related expenditure HF121a: Long-term care insurance 2022** 5,462
Total health related expenditure HF121b: Health Insurance Fund 2022**
Total health related expenditure HF122: Compulsory private insurance 2022** 139
Total health related expenditure Voluntary schemes (incl. OOP) 2022** 722
Total health related expenditure HF2: Voluntary schemes 2022** 153
Total health related expenditure HF21: Voluntary health insurance schemes 2022** 0
Total health related expenditure HF22: Financing schemes NPISH 2022** 0
Total health related expenditure HF23: Enterprise financing schemes 2022** 153
Total health related expenditure HF3: Household out-of-pocket payments 2022** 569
Total health related expenditure HF31: Out-of-pocket excl cost sharing 2022** 0
Total health related expenditure HF32: Cost sharing 2022** 569
Total health related expenditure Rest of the world; exports 2022** 0
HCR1: Long-term care (social) Total financ schemes health,social care 2022** 11,169
HCR1: Long-term care (social) Total financing of residents 2022** 11,169
HCR1: Long-term care (social) HF1: Government, comp. contr. schemes 2022** 10,600
HCR1: Long-term care (social) HF11: Government schemes 2022** 4,998
HCR1: Long-term care (social) HF12: Compulsory contributory schemes 2022** 5,602
HCR1: Long-term care (social) HF121a: Long-term care insurance 2022** 5,462
HCR1: Long-term care (social) HF121b: Health Insurance Fund 2022**
HCR1: Long-term care (social) HF122: Compulsory private insurance 2022** 139
HCR1: Long-term care (social) Voluntary schemes (incl. OOP) 2022** 569
HCR1: Long-term care (social) HF2: Voluntary schemes 2022** 0
HCR1: Long-term care (social) HF21: Voluntary health insurance schemes 2022** 0
HCR1: Long-term care (social) HF22: Financing schemes NPISH 2022** 0
HCR1: Long-term care (social) HF23: Enterprise financing schemes 2022** 0
HCR1: Long-term care (social) HF3: Household out-of-pocket payments 2022** 569
HCR1: Long-term care (social) HF31: Out-of-pocket excl cost sharing 2022** 0
HCR1: Long-term care (social) HF32: Cost sharing 2022** 569
HCR1: Long-term care (social) Rest of the world; exports 2022** 0
HCR11:In-kind long-term social care Total financ schemes health,social care 2022** 8,708
HCR11:In-kind long-term social care Total financing of residents 2022** 8,708
HCR11:In-kind long-term social care HF1: Government, comp. contr. schemes 2022** 8,159
HCR11:In-kind long-term social care HF11: Government schemes 2022** 4,717
HCR11:In-kind long-term social care HF12: Compulsory contributory schemes 2022** 3,442
HCR11:In-kind long-term social care HF121a: Long-term care insurance 2022** 3,442
HCR11:In-kind long-term social care HF121b: Health Insurance Fund 2022**
HCR11:In-kind long-term social care HF122: Compulsory private insurance 2022** 0
HCR11:In-kind long-term social care Voluntary schemes (incl. OOP) 2022** 549
HCR11:In-kind long-term social care HF2: Voluntary schemes 2022** 0
HCR11:In-kind long-term social care HF21: Voluntary health insurance schemes 2022** 0
HCR11:In-kind long-term social care HF22: Financing schemes NPISH 2022** 0
HCR11:In-kind long-term social care HF23: Enterprise financing schemes 2022** 0
HCR11:In-kind long-term social care HF3: Household out-of-pocket payments 2022** 549
HCR11:In-kind long-term social care HF31: Out-of-pocket excl cost sharing 2022** 0
HCR11:In-kind long-term social care HF32: Cost sharing 2022** 549
HCR11:In-kind long-term social care Rest of the world; exports 2022** 0
HCR12: Long-term soc. care cash benefits Total financ schemes health,social care 2022** 2,461
HCR12: Long-term soc. care cash benefits Total financing of residents 2022** 2,461
HCR12: Long-term soc. care cash benefits HF1: Government, comp. contr. schemes 2022** 2,441
HCR12: Long-term soc. care cash benefits HF11: Government schemes 2022** 282
HCR12: Long-term soc. care cash benefits HF12: Compulsory contributory schemes 2022** 2,160
HCR12: Long-term soc. care cash benefits HF121a: Long-term care insurance 2022** 2,021
HCR12: Long-term soc. care cash benefits HF121b: Health Insurance Fund 2022**
HCR12: Long-term soc. care cash benefits HF122: Compulsory private insurance 2022** 139
HCR12: Long-term soc. care cash benefits Voluntary schemes (incl. OOP) 2022** 20
HCR12: Long-term soc. care cash benefits HF2: Voluntary schemes 2022** 0
HCR12: Long-term soc. care cash benefits HF21: Voluntary health insurance schemes 2022** 0
HCR12: Long-term soc. care cash benefits HF22: Financing schemes NPISH 2022** 0
HCR12: Long-term soc. care cash benefits HF23: Enterprise financing schemes 2022** 0
HCR12: Long-term soc. care cash benefits HF3: Household out-of-pocket payments 2022** 20
HCR12: Long-term soc. care cash benefits HF31: Out-of-pocket excl cost sharing 2022** 0
HCR12: Long-term soc. care cash benefits HF32: Cost sharing 2022** 20
HCR12: Long-term soc. care cash benefits Rest of the world; exports 2022** 0
HCR2: Health promotion multi-sector Total financ schemes health,social care 2022** 469
HCR2: Health promotion multi-sector Total financing of residents 2022** 469
HCR2: Health promotion multi-sector HF1: Government, comp. contr. schemes 2022** 316
HCR2: Health promotion multi-sector HF11: Government schemes 2022** 316
HCR2: Health promotion multi-sector HF12: Compulsory contributory schemes 2022** 0
HCR2: Health promotion multi-sector HF121a: Long-term care insurance 2022** 0
HCR2: Health promotion multi-sector HF121b: Health Insurance Fund 2022**
HCR2: Health promotion multi-sector HF122: Compulsory private insurance 2022** 0
HCR2: Health promotion multi-sector Voluntary schemes (incl. OOP) 2022** 153
HCR2: Health promotion multi-sector HF2: Voluntary schemes 2022** 153
HCR2: Health promotion multi-sector HF21: Voluntary health insurance schemes 2022** 0
HCR2: Health promotion multi-sector HF22: Financing schemes NPISH 2022** 0
HCR2: Health promotion multi-sector HF23: Enterprise financing schemes 2022** 153
HCR2: Health promotion multi-sector HF3: Household out-of-pocket payments 2022** 0
HCR2: Health promotion multi-sector HF31: Out-of-pocket excl cost sharing 2022** 0
HCR2: Health promotion multi-sector HF32: Cost sharing 2022** 0
HCR2: Health promotion multi-sector Rest of the world; exports 2022** 0
Source: CBS.
Explanation of symbols

Dataset is not available.


This table shows how health(care) expenditure according to the international definition and care expenditure in the broad sense used by Statistics Netherlands are related. Financing has been chosen as the starting point.
Healthcare is delineated according to the international definition of the System of Health Accounts. All healthcare activities count, regardless of whether they take place inside or outside the healthcare sector. Only resident health expenditure counts.
Care spending in the broad sense covers all care activities, including welfare and childcare, regardless of whether these activities take place as a main or secondary activity. Care can be for residents or non-residents. Care provided in the Netherlands for non-residents (such as tourists) is included in the export of services.

In brief:
Care expenditure in the broad sense
-/- health-related expenditure, such as domestic care within care for the elderly
-/- expenditure on other care and welfare, such as childcare
-/- expenditure on education, research and development, other services
-/- export, foreign-paid activities
= Total current expenditure on health

Data available from: 1998

Status of figures:
Figures for 2022 and 2021 are revised provisional; other figures are final.

Changes as of 23 May 2024:
The figures on 2020-2022 have been updated.

When will there be new figures?
Currently, the figures on health expenditure are under revision. New sources and statistical techniques will be incorporated in the revised figures. Updated figures for 2021 and 2022, and provisional figures for 2023 will be published in the fourth quarter of 2024. Figures on 1998-2020 will be published in 2025.

Description topics

Care expenditure
Final consumption expenditure in current prices on care goods and services used by or for residents in one year; care includes healthcare, social care, youth care, child care.