Indicator full name: Total expenditure on health as a proportion of gross domestic product (GDP) (WHO estimates) (%)
- Country (COUNTRY)
- Supranational group of countries (COUNTRY_GRP)
- Year of measure (YEAR)
Years data is available: 1995—2014
Last updated: 17 October 2019
- WHO European Region
- Members of the European Union
- Members of the EU before May 2004 (EU15)
- Members of the EU after May 2004 (EU13)
- Commonwealth of Independent States
- Central Asian Republics Information Network members (CARINFONET)
- South-eastern Europe Health Network members (SEEHN)
- Nordic countries
Health 2020 core indicators were agreed by the WHO European Region Member States for monitoring progress towards the Health 2020 targets. Some of these indicators are based on official WHO sources and other are based on non-WHO sources, such as UNESCO and UNDP. Data from WHO sources can be accessed and queried at national level, while data from non-WHO sources is available in aggregated form, for groups of Member States.
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The joint monitoring framework (JMF) is used for reporting on indicators under three monitoring frameworks: the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Health 2020 and the Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs) 2013–2020. The Regional Committee for Europe adopted the JMF in September 2018.
The majority of JMF indicators in the Gateway are linked to existing databases in the Gateway.
EUR/RC68/10 Rev.1 Briefing note on the expert group deliberations and recommended common set of indicators for a joint monitoring framework
EUR/RC68(1): Joint monitoring framework in the context of the roadmap to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, building on Health 2020, the European policy for health and well-being
Developing a common set of indicators for the joint monitoring framework for SDGs, Health 2020 and the Global NCD Action Plan (2017)
European Health Information Initiative:
The European Health Statistics App:
(17) 5.1.c. Total expenditure on health (as a percentage of gross domestic product (GDP))
This is a core indicator of health financing systems. It contributes to the understanding of total expenditure on health relative to the beneficiary population, adjusted by purchasing power parity (PPP) to facilitate international comparisons.
Total health expenditure represents the sum of general government and private expenditure on health. Estimates for this indicator are produced by WHO jointly with OECD and the World Bank. The estimates are, to the greatest extent possible, based on the NHA classification (see the 2006 World health reportj for details). The sources include both nationally reported data and
estimates from international organizations such as the International Monetary Fund, OECD, UN and World Bank. They may therefore differ somewhat from official national statistics reported by countries.
The data presented here are WHO estimates, and not official statistics reported by countries to WHO.