Health and Social Care Accounts; expenditure and financing 1998-2011Figures
Expenditure and financing Year
Number of benefits WAO, Wajong and WAZ by month, 1998-2010Figures
Disablement benefits by month (WAO, WAZ, Wajong), specified as follows: sex, age, degree of disablement.
Dutch satisfied, but large contrasts between groupsArticles
Even in times of economic recession, most Dutch people are satisfied with many aspects that determine quality of life.
Health-related R&D; labour volume and expenditure, 2003-2007Figures
Research & Development activities measured in terms of labour volume and expenditure (in sector of performance)
Last year, 1,871 people in the Netherlands committed suicide, the highest number ever.
Continuing decline in mortality from acute heart infarctsArticles
In 2014, over 139 thousand people deceased in the Netherlands. The number of deaths from an acute heart infarct in the Netherlands has been declining steadily since the 1970s, a trend which continued through...
Relatively high budget for mental health care servicesArticles
The Netherlands spends relatively more money on short-term admissions for mental and behaviourial disorders than other OECD countries. At hospitals (including GGZ institutions) expenditure on these disorders...
Obesity leads to more sickness absenceArticles
A publication just released by Statistics Netherlands on health and care in 2007 comprises seven articles on a range of recent developments in the area of health and care.
More and more people with diabetesArticles
According to figures released this week by Statistics Netherlands, the percentage of people in the Netherlands reporting that they have diabetes has risen substantially since the beginning of this century....
Fewer than ten women a year die during pregnancy or childbirthArticles
For women in the Netherlands, the risk of dying during pregnancy or childbirth has decreased more than tenfold since the middle of the twentieth century. The largest decrease was in the period 1950-1970....
One in three disabled hold paid jobsArticles
In 2013, 14 percent of all 15 to 64-year-olds in the Netherlands – nearly 1.6 million people – had a disability. They suffer from chronic diseases, disorders or disabilities restricting their capacity...
Chronic diseases, smoking and sedentary lifestyle make people feel unhealthyArticles
Many people in the Netherlands suffer from one or more chronic disorders. A large part of them do not feel healthy. An unhealthy lifestyle, e.g. not taking enough exercise and smoking in fact often go...
Nearly 1 million people seek alternative treatmentsArticles
In the period 2010-2012, an average of nearly 1 million people reported to have consulted alternative healers in the past year, i.e. nearly 6 percent in the Dutch population. Acupuncture treatments are...
Relatively more Turkish women and Moroccan men than native Dutch report feel depressedArticles
Just over 10 percent of the Dutch population reported that they had felt sombre or depressed in 2012, and nearly 6 percent were prescribed anti-depressants in 2011. Feelings of depression are much more...
Centenarian population doubled since 2000Articles
On 1 October 2014, there were nearly 2.2 thousand people in the Netherlands aged 100 years or older, i.e. more than twice as many as on 1 January 2000. The number of centenarians is likely to have doubled...
Providing voluntary care takes its tollArticles
More than one and a half million people in the Netherlands provide intensive or long-term voluntary care; 1 in 7 carers - about 220 thousand people - feel burdened to some extent. Most voluntary carers...