• Total expenditure on health as a proportion of gross domestic product (GDP), WHO estimates (Line chart)
  • Total expenditure on health as a proportion of gross domestic product (GDP), WHO estimates (Map)
Data set notes
Indicators for Health 2020

Indicators: 49
Updated: 15 June 2018
Downloads: 1975


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.

Further information: DIR@euro.who.int
Indicator notes
Targets and indicators for Health 2020 version 3:

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.

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