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 HF121a: Long-term care insurance 2022** 27,865
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
Social work and child day care Total financ schemes health,social care 2022** 14,875
Social work and child day care HF121a: Long-term care 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
HCR1: Long-term care (social) Total financ schemes health,social care 2022** 11,169
HCR1: Long-term care (social) HF121a: Long-term care insurance 2022** 5,462
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
HCR11:In-kind long-term social care Total financ schemes health,social care 2022** 8,708
HCR11:In-kind long-term social care HF121a: Long-term care insurance 2022** 3,442
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
HCR12: Long-term soc. care cash benefits Total financ schemes health,social care 2022** 2,461
HCR12: Long-term soc. care cash benefits HF121a: Long-term care insurance 2022** 2,021
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
Source: CBS.
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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.