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Public-sector health expenditure as % of total health expenditure

Full name:
Public-sector health expenditure as % of total health expenditure
Type of measure:
Population-weighted country group average, Proportion
Data source:
European Health for All database
Data source notes:
The following abbreviations are used in the indicator titles:
•    SDR: age-standardized death rates (see HFA-DB user manual/Technical notes, page 13, for details)
•    FTE: full-time equivalent
•    PP: physical persons
•    PPP$: purchasing power parities expressed in US $, an internationally comparable scale reflecting the relative domestic purchasing powers of currencies.

Indicator notes:
Public-sector health expenditure as % of total health expenditure
Indicator code: E992703.T

For OECD Member States, the data are taken from OECD Health Database (see 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._
Country notes:
Ministry of Finance and INSTAT.
Data are not available.
Source: National Institute for Health Insurance / calculations made by the Federal Public Service
Social Security. Since 2003: Total current expenditure on health (excluding gross capital formation)
based on SHA 2011 methodology.
Bosnia and Herzegovina
National Health Account of B&H Ministry of Civil Affairs of
B&H, Health Insurance Fund of Federation of B&H; Health Insurance Fund of Republic of Srpska;
Department for Health of Brcko District
From 1998 health expenditure calculations have been changed. For this reason, a comparison with data
for the previous years should be avoided.
Source: Czech Statistical Office, Czech Health Accounts.
Source: OECD health database (
Source: up to 1997 State Statistical Office. From 1998 National Institute for Health Development.
Estonia has provided public health expenditure as % of current health expenditure data for years
Source: Social Insurance Institute
Source: Ministry of Labour, Health and Social Affairs of Georgia (MOLHSA)
Source: Federal Statistical Office, Health Expenditure Accounts.
For years 2009 to 2012 2014 data are provided according to the system of Health Accounts (SHA 1.0)
(SHA 2011) Methodology. GDP estimates refer to ESA 2010 Methodology
Source: National Economic Institute / Statistics Iceland.
Since 1995, is based on updated OECD definitions.
Source: National Accounts, Central Bureau of Statistics.
Source: Istat, National accounts. The OECD definition is applied.
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
Source: Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia.
Note: The figure has decreased because household expenditures have been added to the total health
Source: up to 2003: Central Statistical Office and LHIC. Methodology of OECD was not used. Simple
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.
Includes Malta and Gozo. As from 2004: National Statistics Office estimate plus cost of geriatric
hospital (SVPR). 2008:
Source: NSO (data reviewed from 1999).
Data are not available.
Source of data: Statistics Netherlands: 1972-1997 data: Cost and financing of health care. 1998-200-
data: Statistics on Health and social care accounts.
Source of data: National Statistical Institute/OECD Coverage: National
Republic of Moldova
Starting from 2010 calculation of health financing indicators is based on the National Health
Source: National Institute of Statistics.
Source of data: NHA data based on OECD guidance.
Source of data: Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia.
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Sources: Bulletin of Health Insurance Fund (HIF).
Source of data: OECD.
Data are not available.
United Kingdom
Source of Data: Department of Health
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.