Healthcare expenditure as a share of GDP in the United Kingdom 1997 to 2018

Healthcare spending in the United Kingdom (UK) as a share of the gross domestic product (GDP) has increased since 1997, when it was a 6.9 percent. By 2018, healthcare expenditure in the UK amounted to ten percent of the GDP. Healthcare expenditure has in general experienced an increase over the provided time interval.

Health expenditure in the UK compared to Europe

  In comparison to other European countries in 2016, the UK ranked tenth highest in terms of health care spending as a share of the GDP. Top of the list was Switzerland, which spent 12.2 percent of its’ GDP on healthcare in this year. While Germany and France both spent over eleven percent on health.

Performance of the NHS in the UK

Individuals in the UK still regard the NHS as a world class health service and remain happy with the high level of care provided by the organization. Although waiting times have been getting worse in the A&E department over the years. The NHS has been falling behind the target that 95 percent of patients should be seen within four hours of arrival. As a result, the primary reasons for dissatisfaction with the NHS among the public are the length of time required to get a GP or hospital appointment and the lack of staff.   

Total healthcare expenditure as a share of GDP in the United Kingdom from 1997 to 2018

Loading statistic...
You need to log in to download this statistic
Register for free
Already a member?
Log in
Show detailed source information?
Register for free
Already a member?
Log in
Source

Release date

April 2020

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

1997 to 2018

Age group

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $708 / Year
Basic Account
Get to know the platform

You only have access to basic statistics.

Single Account
Your perfect start with Statista
  • Instant access to 1m statistics
  • Download in XLS, PDF & PNG format
  • Detailed references
$59 / Month *
Corporate Account
Full access

Corporate solution including all features.

* All products require an annual contract; Prices do not include sales tax.

Statistics on "NHS in the United Kingdom (UK)"

Further Content: You might find this interesting as well

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $708 / Year
Learn more about how Statista can support your business.