Indicator full name: Public-sector health expenditure as % of total health expenditure
- Country/Area (COUNTRY/AREA)
- Supranational group of countries (COUNTRY_GRP)
- Sex (SEX)
- Year of measure (YEAR)
Years data is available: 1970—2020
Last updated: 01 September 2022
- 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
- Small countries
The following abbreviations are used in the indicator titles:
Indicator code: E992703.T
For OECD Member States, the data are taken from OECD Health Database (see www.oecd.org). For non-OECD countries, the data are as reported by the country to the HFA-DB and may not necessarily correspond to the common WHO or OECD definition. Adjusted WHO estimates for this indicator, which are generally more accurate, are included as a separate indicator.
The OECD definition is applied, i.e. the publicly financed share of total health expenditure (see WHO indicator no. 340101), referring to central and local authorities, health boards and social insurance institutions. Often, it may be easier to calculate by subtracting private health insurance and charges from the total health expenditure._
Social Security. Since 2003: Total current expenditure on health (excluding gross capital formation)
based on SHA 2011 methodology.
B&H, Health Insurance Fund of Federation of B&H; Health Insurance Fund of Republic of Srpska;
Department for Health of Brcko District
for the previous years should be avoided.
Estonia has provided public health expenditure as % of current health expenditure data for years
(SHA 2011) Methodology. GDP estimates refer to ESA 2010 Methodology
Source: National Accounts, Central Bureau of Statistics.
Data for the period 1992-2012 have been estimated on the basis of the updated version of the
classification of economic activities (Ateco 2007, the national version of Nace Rev. 2) and of
products by activity (CPA 2008) and are consistent with the revised time series of national
Note: The figure has decreased because household expenditures have been added to the total health
sum of state and municipalities' health budget, health insurance budget and private expenditure on
health, taken from household budget survey. Source from 2004 onwards: Central Statistical Office.
Data according to OECD SHA methodology.Since 2013 methodology of SHA2011 is used.
Deviation from the definition: Since 2013 current expenditure on health care is used instead of
total health expenditure.
hospital (SVPR). 2008:
Source: NSO (data reviewed from 1999).
data: Statistics on Health and social care accounts.
Coverage: Data refers to England only by financial year for 2007 onwards..
Deviation from the Definition: Data is for financial years i.e. data for 01-04-07 to 31-03-08 is
presented as 2007.
Break in Time Series: Overall exp figs to 02/03 are based on Stage 1 Resource Budgeting, & from
03/04 based on Stage 2 Resourcing Budgeting, therefore not consistent across time period.